Michel Bastarache, C.C., QC Mr. Justice Bastarache, B.A., LL.L., LL.B., D.E.S., CC, QC received eight honorary degrees. He was called to the Bar in six provinces. He worked for the New Brunswick and federal governments. He was Vice-President and Director of Marketing at Assumption Life, later President and Chief Executive Officer of Assumption Life and its subsidiaries. He was law professor and Dean at the University of Moncton Law School and Associate Dean, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa. He practised law in Ottawa and Moncton. Mr Bastarache was appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick in 1995 and the Supreme Court of Canada in 1997. He retired from the court in 2008 and practices lawo as a professional corporation. Mr Bastarache was a member of the Interim Constitutional Court of Kenya. He was also Commissioner for La Commission d'enquête sur la nomination des juges au Québec. He was the Independant conciliator for the indemnification of victims of sexual abuse for the dioceses of Bathurst and Moncton. He was also the Independent conciliator for the indemnification of the female members of the RCMP victims of sexual harassment. He is a member of the Administrative Tribunal of the Association of American States in Washington. He is editor and principal author of three text books and over 150 articles. He was awarded a dozen awards, especially Companion of the Order of Canada and Officier de la Légion d'honneur.