Alum Sophie Matte, LLB ’97, LLL ’96, appointed Associate Judge of the Tax Court of Canada

Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

By Common Law

Communication, Faculty of Law

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The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Sophie Matte, LLB ’97, LLL ’96, to the Tax Court of Canada.  

Associate Judge Sophie Matte was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université Laval (1993), and a Licentiate of Civil Law (1996) and a Bachelor of Laws (1997) from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 1998.

Associate Judge Matte was the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Tax Court of Canada where she oversaw the general administration of registry operations and judicial support services. She first articled and practiced civil litigation with the law firm Noël & Associés before joining the Tax Law Directorate at the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa in 2002. Over the course of her 20-year litigation career, she has handled a broad range of matters including contractual and extra-contractual liability, insolvency, banking and administrative law, with a focus on tax collection. She has argued cases in both official languages before the Federal Court, the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Quebec. She has also appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of Quebec, the Tax Court of Canada, and the Ontario Superior Court.

Associate Judge Matte has served on several Department of Justice Canada committees and has been a presenter for various training conferences for the Department of Justice Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to mentoring law students and lawyers.

Congratulations to Justice Matte on this appointment!

Learn more from the Department of Justice Canada News Release.