Judicial appointment: The Hon. Justice Paul Bychok

Former Crown attorney Paul Bychok has been appointed a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice. Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay QC announced the appointment on June 26.

Judge Bychok served as senior legal counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Iqaluit for 12 years. Before that, he was a prosecutor in Halifax from 1989 until 2003. He retired in April of this year.

Judge Bychok replaces Justice Andrew Mahar, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories in May.

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