6 new provincial court judges appointed in Alberta

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The Alberta government has appointed six new provincial court judges — four women and two men.

Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said the new judges help address pressures in the court system.

“Throughout their careers, these six appointees have demonstrated a mastery of the law, a respect for the justice system and a commitment to improving the lives of Albertans,” Ganley said in a news release Tuesday.

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The appointees include Kristin Ailsby in Lethbridge.

Gregory Stirling, Susan Pepper and Gay Benns will serve in Calgary.

Rhonda Tibbitt will hear cases in Edmonton and Greg Rice in Vermilion.

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The government notes that of 33 provincial court judges appointed since 2015, two-thirds are women.

With a file from Global News.

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