Queen’s Counsel appointments named 

Janice L. MacCallum, Donald K. MacKenzie and Ronald J. Keefe have been selected as 2018 appointments to Queen’s Counsel, a top recognition in the field of law.

“I congratulate this year’s appointees. This designation is given to lawyers who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and recognizes their contributions to the justice system as well as their community,” said Jordan Brown, minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General.

Presented annually, the Queen’s Counsel designation goes back to the 16th century England, when one or two senior barristers of the High Court were entrusted with providing the Crown with legal counsel.

This year’s recipients will be formally recognized during a ceremony at Government House by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry.

Media contact:
Donna Hooper
Department of Justice and Public Safety


Janice L. MacCallum
Janice graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was called to the bar in 1990. She left private practice in Charlottetown in 2004 to join the legal services section of the Department of Justice & Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General. Janice is active within the profession, including the Council of Law Society of PEI. She is also a competitive curler at the provincial and national level.

Donald K. MacKenzie  
Donald obtained his law degree from Dalhousie Law School and was called to the bar in 1992. He practised law in Charlottetown with Foster Hennessey MacKenzie for 15 years, working with the Mi’kmaq community. He joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI as its legal/band government advisor in 2006 and was appointed executive director in 2014. Donald is a former president of the Law Society of PEI.

Ronald J. Keefe
Ron graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was called to the bar in 1986. Ron is a member of the BIOTECanada Board of Directors, the UPEI board of governors, and was recently elected as a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants. He is president of the Regis Duffy BioScience Fund Inc., past president of the United Way of  PEI and a former Director of the Bank of Canada.  Ron practises with Stewart McKelvey in corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on innovation and attraction of capital.

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