Appointment of Justice Diane MacDonald

CALL/ACAMS is very pleased to express our sincerest congratulations to Diane MacDonald, general counsel for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, and our long-time member, on her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Well earned, Justice MacDonald has distinguished herself most recently by acting as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada on the landmark section 2(d) Charter case regarding the duty to consult in good faith in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49.  Among other notable work, Justice MacDonald also acted as co-counsel on a section 15 Charter case, arguing successfully for substantive equality for women claiming pregnancy and parental benefits, also before the Supreme Court of Canada in British Columbia Teachers' Federation v. British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, 2014 SCC 70.

We refer CALL/ACAMS members to the Supreme Court’s website for information that will soon be posted about the upcoming public welcoming ceremony for Justice MacDonald:

Additionally, CALL BC Region will be planning our Spring Event in honour of Justice MacDonald.  Details to follow.