Minister Kenney announces Citizenship Judge appointments

Bookmark and Share

Ottawa, December 21, 2012 — Marie Senécal-Tremblay has been appointed as a Citizenship Judge in Montréal, and Normand Vachon has been appointed as a Citizenship Judge in Windsor, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today.

Ms. Senécal-Tremblay was senior legal counsel with Canadian Pacific, a district director and senior pensions advocate with Veterans Affairs Canada, a mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and vice-chair of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. Since 2007, Ms. Senécal-Tremblay has been executive director of Héritage Montréal, a non-profit foundation that promotes the protection of the architectural heritage of Greater Montréal. She serves on the boards of the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums, the Stewart Museum and the Drummond Foundation.

Mr. Vachon served as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer for nearly 25 years in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Montréal and Roberval, Que., and Sudbury, Ont., as well as with the Canadian Forces Military Police in Kingston, Ont. and St-Hubert, Que. His police work has dealt with drug trafficking, fraud, organized crime and proceeds of crime investigations. Throughout his career, Mr. Vachon has volunteered in his community by organizing numerous Musical Ride charity events and coaching children’s hockey and baseball teams.

Mr. Vachon’s three-year, part-time term began December 13, 2012. Ms. Senécal-Tremblay’s three-year, full-time term begins April 2, 2013.

Citizenship judges are responsible for making decisions on citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.

Follow us on Twitter (new window to unfollow or login):

For further information (media only), please contact:

Ana Curic
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Building a stronger Canada: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) strengthens Canada’s economic, social and cultural prosperity, helping ensure Canadian safety and security while managing one of the largest and most generous immigration programs in the world.

Share this page

Do You Need Immigration Help?

Contact us for professional assessment, review of eligibility and immigration advice. Our staff is here to help you resolve your immigration matters, provide assistance and answer your questions. We are committed to providing service excellence to our valued clients.

Give Us A Call


Email Us At