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The Honourable David G. Near

The Honourable David G. Near was born in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Mount Allison University (Honours B.A.), Queen's University (M.A.) and the University of Windsor(L.L.B.) and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983. At the time of his appointment as a judge, he was Senior Counsel, Department of Justice, Legal Services, Environment Canada. He has extensive legal experience in environmental, administrative, constitutional and aboriginal law. He has received numerous awards for his work with the Department of Justice(1990-2009) concerning Species at Risk, Migratory Birds and wildlife law generally. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 19, 2009 and judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court on November 19, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on February 8, 2013. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

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