March 28, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Marie-Helne Dube, Senior Partner at Goldwater, Dube in Montreal, is appointed a puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montreal. Justice Dube replaces Justice J. Mainville (Montreal), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective November 21, 2021.
"I wish Justice Dube every success in her new role. I know she will serve the people of Quebec well as a member of the Superior Court."
-The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Justice Marie-Helne Dube graduated from the Universite de Montreal and was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1991.
Justice Dube began her career with the firm Goldwater, Dube, where she gained a great deal of experience in family and civil litigation, including cases involving constitutional law, which led to frequent appearances before the Superior Court of Quebec and the Quebec Court of Appeal and, on two occasions, before the Supreme Court of Canada. She also practised as a mediator in family law matters. She has been actively involved with the Bar of Quebec, where she was part of a group of experts in family law, and in with the Bar of Montreal as a member of the committee on ethno-cultural diversity.
Justice Dube's commitment to the legal community has also been evident in her many efforts in mentoring and training young lawyers. In this capacity, she recently collaborated with the Ecole du Barreau du Quebec to develop training on the right to equality in legal practice, as well as with the Quebec section of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. Justice Dube has also presented at conferences and written various articles, notably as co-author of the section on the maintenance obligations of former spouses in the publication JurisClasseur - Personnes et Famille. In the course of her career, she has provided pro bono legal services to improve access to justice in the context of matters of public interest.
Justice Dube is fluent in French, English, and Haitian Creole. She raised her three children in a Montreal neighbourhood known for its great social mix.