New Chief Justice of Nova Scotia

On April 17, The Honourable Michael J. Wood was appointed the new Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the 23rd Chief Justice of Nova Scotia.

A Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia since 2011, Chief Justice Wood takes over from The Hon. J. Michael MacDonald, who retired from the Bench on Jan. 31.

The Chief Justice of Nova Scotia is responsible for administering the business of the Court of Appeal and presiding over hearings. He also serves as the province’s administrator when the Lieutenant Governor is absent.