Rossiter named associate chief justice of Tax Court of Canada

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Justice Eugene P. Rossiter of Charlottetown has been named the associate chief justice to the Tax Court of Canada.
His appointment was announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The PM also announced the appointment of Justice Gerald J. Rip as chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Rip is replacing Donald G.H. Bowman, the current chief justice, who is retiring. Rossiter will fill Rip's former position.
The appointments are effective immediately.
Rossiter, a native of Morell, was a prominent Conservative organizer and well-known lawyer in Charlottetown before being appointed to the tax court in 2006.
He received a bachelor of laws in 1978 from Dalhousie University and a bachelor of business administration in 1974 from St. Francis Xavier University.
He was admitted to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1978.
In 1979, Rossiter practised law with the firm Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales in
Charlottetown. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1991.

Organizations: Tax Court of Canada, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University Queen's

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Morell

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  • Joe Walsh
    January 01, 2016 - 20:05

    Eugene: Could you PLEASE send me your email address again, I am still having problems getting it emailed. Thanks Joe.

  • Uh Oh
    June 21, 2010 - 20:25

    Lord have mercy.

  • Levon
    June 21, 2010 - 20:22

    Ahhh .... patronage alive and well on the Federal level too!

  • Old Tory
    June 21, 2010 - 20:15

    Congratulations Eugene, nice to see a fellow Islander recognized for excellence in their field. Hopefully, you will be able to steer the tax court a little to the right. Canadian taxpayers also need to be treated with dignity and that is something that went out the door with Brian Mulruney.

  • Deb
    June 21, 2010 - 19:51

    To be correct, the justices, judges or whoever should be fair and impartial no matter what the case is about or who is involved in it. That would be the correct way whether they are liberal, conservative or monkeys. No judge should be beholden to special interests or his own interests above the law. Perhaps we could elect them, but look where that's gotten us with our elected officials. If you did that then maybe you could have some sort of firing mechanism when they let the people down.

  • Mahone Bay
    June 21, 2010 - 19:47


    ALL Federal and Provincial Judges should be elected NOT cherry-picked 'Appointed,' CONservative party faithful.

    Too many government party 'appointed'-lawyers- are only Sitting On The Bench in case they are needed by the people who put them there.

  • 88
    June 21, 2010 - 19:46

    great another big shot well conected back rubber gets another high priced job on the backs of the working class do any of these people have any shame!