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Gary Demeulenaere and Sophie MacDonald are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law.
“Only those who have demonstrated excellence in their field and who have made important contributions to Island communities and the justice system are considered for the Queen’s Counsel designation,’’ said Justice and Public Safety Minister and Attorney General Bloyce Thompson
“Gary and Sophie are two very talented lawyers who exemplify what this honour represents. I want to once again congratulate them on this remarkable accomplishment.”
Dating back to the 16th century England, the Queen’s Counsel was made up of the select senior barristers of the High Court entrusted to provide the Crown with legal counsel.
The legacy of this honour today is presented to those known for their professional experience, leadership and their contribution public service or to their community, as well as excellence in the practice of law.
This year’s Queen’s Counsel recipients will be recognized in 2021 by the Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry at Government House in Charlottetown.