PM announces appointment to the Tax Court of Canada
December 19, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Eugene Rossiter, Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada since 2008, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada. He was first appointed to the Tax Court as a Judge in 2006 after a long and successful career in private practice. He replaces Chief Justice Gerald J. Rip.
Justice Rossiter received a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University in 1974 and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1978. He was called to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1978, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. Justice Rossiter has been President of the Prince Edward Island Law Society, member of the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court Rules Committee, Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Governor of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Governor of the Prince Edward Island Junior Achievement, member of the Partnership Board of Stewart McKelvey, and Chairman of the Partnership Board of Stewart McKelvey.
Justice Rossiter is a founding Director and Secretary-General of the International Association of Tax Judges, and has served as its President since 2011.
From the Prime Minister’s Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/