Former federal prosecutor appointed provincial court judge in Meadow Lake, Sask.

The provincial government has announced the appointment of Michelle Baldwin as a judge to the provincial court in Meadow Lake, Sask. File / Global News

A former federal prosecutor in Nunavut has been appointed as a Saskatchewan provincial court judge in Meadow Lake.

The provincial government said Michelle Baldwin has made valuable contributions across the province and in Arctic Canada over the last 10 years.

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Government officials also said her experience in the North and with predominately northern indigenous communities has provided her with a unique perspective on issues facing indigenous people in the justice system.

Baldwin received a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006 and is currently a provincial Crown prosecutor in Meadow Lake.

She replaces Judge Don Bird, who is retiring.


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