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  • Writer's pictureDouglas W. Judson

Statement on the Results of the LSO Bencher Election

Updated: May 1, 2019

Statement |

My sincere thanks and congratulations to everyone across the province who participated in this year's bencher election.

The outcome was not what many of us had hoped for, and I share the disappointment of many that our profession did not elect more progressive, diverse, and younger candidates to Convocation. However, I sincerely believe that everyone who participated in the dialogue surrounding this election did so with a view to advancing the public interest mandate of our profession. Thank you to all candidates for their contributions to this process.

After facing significant scrutiny about why I was running at this stage in my career, I am very pleased to see that I earned the trust of more voters across the province than any other candidate in the Northwest Region (with the exception of one person who ran as part of a single-issue protest slate).

I accept this as further evidence of the profession's will to see the perspective and challenges of recent calls and junior lawyers reflected at Convocation. I will continue to look for ways to make those contributions in other forums.

A very special thanks to all of those who helped 'get out the vote' these past two weeks; the organizations and individuals who put their trust in my candidacy; Paul Marai, for assisting me with my online campaign; and Peter Howie, for putting up with a very, very long campaign period.




Douglas W. Judson


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