The Honourable Yvan Roy
Yvan Roy is a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada since December 12,
2012. That appointment also makes him an ex
officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Mr. Justice Roy received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the
Université de Montréal in 1976, and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in
1977. He attended the École des hautes études commerciales where he obtained a
Master of Business Administration in 1981.
Just before his appointment, Mr. Justice Roy was Deputy Secretary to the
Cabinet, responsible for legislative and House planning as well as machinery of
government. He was also Counsel to the Clerk of the Privy Council. From 2001 to
2006, he was Assistant Deputy Minister, Central Agencies Portfolio, and counsel
to the Department of Justice and also Assistant Deputy Minister at the
Department of Finance. He was a Senior General Counsel with the Criminal Policy
Section of the Department of Justice from 1994 to 2001, after serving as
General Counsel in various capacities at Justice from 1987 to 1994. He
practiced with the Department’s Quebec Regional Office in Montreal from 1982 to
1986 and with Legal Services of the Montreal Urban Community from 1977 to 1979.
Mr. Justice Roy has been an instructor for the École du Barreau du
Québec. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International
Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He also taught at the Université du
Québec à Montréal. He has headed Canadian delegations to various international
events, as well as being a frequent conference speaker in Canada and abroad.