About the author

Eileen E. Gillese, BA, BCL (Oxon) is a justice of the Court of Appea l for
Ontario, a position that she has held si nce 2002. She served as a judge
of the Superior Court of Justice from January 1999 until her elevation
to the Court of Appeal. Prior to her appointment to the Bench, Justice
Gillese served as professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Uni-
versity of Western Ontario, where she taught Trusts, Property, Wills,
Administr ative Law, Pension Law, and Legal Research and Writing.
Justice Gillese holds undergraduate and gr aduate law degrees from
Oxford University, England, and a BComm from the University of Al-
berta. She has been a memb er of the Alberta and Ontario bars and has
practised law in both jurisdictions. She was appointed a member of the
Pension Commission of Ontario in 1988, ser ved as its Vice Chair from
1989 to 1993, and Chair from 1994 to 1996. Justice Gillese was Chair
of the Financial Ser vices Commission and the Financial Ser vices Tri-
bunal in 1998.

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