Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces judicial appointment in province of 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.

Charles C. Chang, Principal at Chang Advocacy Professional Corporation in Concord, is appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Milton. Justice Chang replaces Justice D.F. Fitzpatrick (Milton), who resigned effective April 4, 2022.

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“I wish Justice Chang every success as he takes on his new role. I am confident he will serve the people of Ontario well as a member of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.”

-The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Biography

Justice Charles C. Chang was born and raised in the Greater Toronto area. After earning his B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University, he received his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002 and has been certified as a specialist in civil litigation since 2009.

Justice Chang was the principal of Chang Advocacy Professional Corporation, where he practiced commercial litigation with a focus on complex corporate and commercial disputes, construction and employment matters.

Justice Chang was active in the legal community in the Greater Toronto Area. He volunteered with the Coach and Advisor Network and the Articling Mentorship Program, both of which are Law Society of Ontario programs designed to provide guidance and mentorship to articling students and lawyers. He has also presented various continuing professional development programs with the Peel Law Association.

Justice Chang was the Chair of Taekwondo Ontario’s Discipline Committee and has enjoyed the privilege of working with youth as a member of the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council at Holy Trinity School and as the Secretary-General of Global Youth Leaders (Canada).

In his free time, Justice Chang enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, especially out on the water with rod and reel in hand.

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