Hon. Justice Patrick Healy

Hon. Justice Patrick O. Healy is a judge of the Court of Quebec, in Montreal.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a professor of law at McGill University, where he specialized in matters of criminal law, including procedure, evidence, sentencing, comparative criminal law and international criminal law.  He teaches these subjects and has published widely on many topics relating to them.  For many years, he was involved in issues of law reform.  He has advised governments and various non-governmental organisations and he has testified on several occasions before the House of Commons and the Senate on issues concerning pending legislation.  He is a member of the Bar of Quebec and as counsel has acted for the prosecution and the defence.  He is a member of the Comité permanent en droit criminal of the Quebec Bar and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Criminal - Quebec).  Professor Healy is also one of the editors of the Canadian Criminal Law Review.  He was awarded  a B.A. (Honours), B.C.L., and LL.M. degrees.  He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1983.