Ottawa, September 5, 2008 — The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced the appointment of George Springate
as Canada's Senior Citizenship Judge for a five-year term.
...Judge Springate was Citizenship Judge in Montréal from December 1999 to March 2005 and was reappointed in November 2006.He is a member of the Order of Canada and has a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Law from McGill University.He
was subsequently awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University College of Cape Breton
.Judge Springate served three terms in office as a member of the Quebec National Assembly.While fulfilling his electoral responsibilities, he became a founding member of the Police Technology Department at John Abbott College, where he is a tenured professor in civil and criminal law.