April 27, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Céline Legendre, Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Montréal, is appointed a puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montréal. Justice Legendre replaces Justice M. David (Montréal), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 16, 2022.
“I wish Justice Legendre every success as she takes on her new role. I am confident she will serve the people of Québec well as a member of the Superior Court.”
—The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Justice Céline Legendre studied at the Université de Montréal and earned her B.A. in political science in 1997 and her LL.B. in 2000. She was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2001.
Justice Legendre was a partner with the national litigation sector of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Her main areas of practice were civil and commercial litigation, including class actions, ligation relating to privacy, product liability, corporate governance and securities, and professional liability. She was recognized for her work in the areas of class actions and commercial and corporate litigation by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Benchmark Litigation Canada.
Justice Legendre has often been called upon to make presentations at conferences on a variety of legal training programs for the Barreau du Québec, the Jeune Barreau, and the Advocates’ Society. In addition to her work in the legal community, she sat on the board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.