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.