John H. Gomery
Montreal (QC) CANADA, SEpt 29, 2008 -
The Honourable John H. Gomery, Retired Judge, at the Canadian Club of Montreal's podium.
Mr. Gomery's carreer started at the law
firm Fasken, Martineau and Dumoulin in the areas of family law, commercial
litigation and bankruptcy and became a partner there in 1966.
In 1972, he was appointed QC and in 1982, to Quebec Superior Court
Montreal district. From 1999 to 2005 he served as President of the Copyright
Board of Canada (renewed in 2002).
Mr. Gomery has also been involved in the Canadian Bar Association and
Chambre des notaires du QuÈbec. He was also President of the ComitÈ GÈnÈral
des Juges de la Cour supÈrieure du QuÈbec, President of the Family Law
Committee from 1983 to 1993.
On February 19, 2004 he was appointed Commissioner of Inquiry into the
Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities. In 2005, the Canadian Press
named him "Newsmaker of the Year". Time magazine also named him its "Canadian
Newsmaker of the Year."