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Kenneth Martin Lysyk

Kenneth Martin Lysyk, Canadian judge. Bar: Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, appointed Queen's counsel 1973. Member Canada Bar Association, International Commission Jurists (Canada section; vice president for British Columbia 1992-2002), Canada Institute for Administration of Justice (president 1989-1991).

Background

  • Lysyk, Kenneth Martin was born on July 1, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Michael and Anna (Maradyn) Lysyk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, McGill University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Saskatchewan, 1957. Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University, 1960.

    Career

    • Lecturer University British Columbia, 1960-1962, assistant professor, 1962-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968, professor, 1968-1969. Adviser Constitutional Review section Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, Ottawa, 1969-1970. Professor Faculty of Law University Toronto, 1970-1972.

      Deputy attorney general Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, 1972-1976. Dean Law School, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1976-1982. Judge Supreme Court of British Columbia, from 1983.

      Deputy judge Supreme Court Yukon, since 1991, Northwest Territories, since 1991. Judge Court Martial Appeal Court Canada, since 1995. Associate director National Judicial Institute, 1996-1998.

      Chairman Alaska Highway Pipeline Inquiry, 1977. Sole commissioner Yukon Electoral Boundaries Commission, 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, appointed Queen's counsel 1973.

    Membership

    Member Canada Bar Association, International Commission Jurists (Canada section. Vice president for British Columbia 1992-2002), Canada Institute for Administration of Justice (president 1989-1991).

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Kinnon, October 2, 1959. Children: Joanne, Karen (deceased), Stephanie.
    • father: Michael Lysyk
    • mother: Anna (Maradyn) Lysyk
    • spouse: Patricia Kinnon
    • children: Joanne Lysyk
    • Karen Lysyk (deceased)
    • Stephanie Lysyk
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    Born July 1, 1934
    Died July 28, 2003
    (aged 69)
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