Michael Tulloch, Ontario's First Black Chief Justice

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Michael Tulloch, first black chief justice in Ontario

The new Chief Justice of Ontario, Michael Tulloch, had served on the Court of Appeal since 2012.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the appointment of Michael Tulloch, a Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal which criticized police carding, as the province's Chief Justice.

Mr. Tulloch is of Jamaican descent and was the first black magistrate to be appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2012.

He also made headlines for his review of random police identity checks, a practice since banned in Ontario.

Prior to serving on the Court of Appeal, Mr. Tulloch worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Peel Region and Toronto from 1991 to 1995, among other roles.

He succeeds Magistrate George R. Strathy, who retired last August, as Chief Justice of Ontario and President of the Court of Appeal.

The Honorable Michael H. Tulloch is a highly respected member of the legal community in Ontario and Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau said in a statement.

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