Keith Boswell appointed a federal court judge

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Keith Boswell

Keith Boswell has been appointed a judge of the federal court, Attorney General Peter MacKay has announced.

Boswell, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown, will replace Justice J.A. O’Keefe, who elected to become a supernumerary judge.

Boswell’s appointment is effective June 30.

Boswell, who lives in Victoria, received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985 and to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.

Boswell has practised with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown since 1988.

Prior to that, he was an associate with Dean Shaw Law Office and McMillan Binch (now McMillan LLP) in Toronto. His main areas of practice were business law, corporate law and commercial law.

Boswell has served as an executive and committee member of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association Advisory Board, and the Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Boswell has been a card-carrying Conservative for nearly three decades and past president of the Progressive Conservative Association of P.E.I.

Organizations: Queen's, Lawyers Insurance Association Advisory Board, Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.Boswell Progressive Conservative Association of P.E.I.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Victoria, Ontario Toronto Prince Edward Island Canada

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  • MONA
    September 18, 2015 - 18:51

    How is this possible, Judge Boswell asked, if a policy requires citizenship candidates to “violate or renounce a basic tenet of their religion?” RENOUNCE a tenet of their religion? What are you talking about? This is absurd!

  • MONA
    September 18, 2015 - 18:40

    “I feel that the governmental policy regarding veils at citizenship oath ceremonies is a personal attack on me, my identity as a Muslim woman and my religious beliefs,” she told the court. ATTACT ON YOU!? your IDENTITY!? That is the point! your face is covered. You have NO identity. Who are you under that veil as you swear Canadian Citizenship a country who invited you to live in. Where is the respect for Canada's rules and identity. Did you fight for this Country's freedom to now challenge Canadians with your demands? What next? Oh Canada! Shame! The political FARCE continues……..

  • Renee Houde
    March 16, 2015 - 15:17

    Unfortunately, you made the wrong judgement about the niqab. It is not in the Coran as a religious thing. The Coran only says that a woman must dress modestly. Before you make a judgement it might be a good idea to study what is in the Coran. Secondly, it is very important as a security issue, these accoutrements are dangerous, Bin Laden with some eye make-up could pass for a woman, unless of course the person in the niqab had to go the Xray test. Thirdly, on a value point about women, I saw some children scared to death when a woman walked on the sidewalk with a niqab, I personally let out a sound when the door at the hospital opened and a niqabed woman was standing there. Renee Houde Edwardh Montreal

  • Denise Denis
    February 12, 2015 - 20:44

    One word to describe that judge....imbecile!

  • Alex smith
    February 12, 2015 - 17:55

    Justice Keith Boswell should do his homework before he makes a decision.A face veil is a custom of dress and nothing to do with religion.

  • past president
    June 16, 2014 - 09:16

    these prizes - 'awards' are what keeps lawyers nosing around the political parties, --- some get hit by IRAC others by the BIG ONE, judge of 'anything' court, all provide a lifetime of comfort and a salary and pension beyond any ones imagination. A true plum.

    • You too
      June 16, 2014 - 10:10

      And you too could have a salary and pension if you elected to educate yourself - spend years in University and work hard.

  • intobed
    June 15, 2014 - 21:02

    Just more proof that the PEI Conservatives are just a provincial version of the Harper Reform party. No "Progressive Conservatives" left among them.

    • apples
      June 16, 2014 - 11:59

      What is your point? Congratulations Keith, I know you will be a good fair Judge. .