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John Gary Lane

The Honourable J. Gary Lane


1991 - 2017  Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

Gary Lane was born and raised in Saskatoon. He earned an arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1963, and an LL.B from the same institution three years later.

After being admitted to the Bar in 1967, he joined the provincial Department of the Attorney General as a Crown attorney, later becoming executive assistant to the Attorney General.

In 1971, he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. He continued to serve as an MLA for 20 years, holding various Cabinet roles, including that of Saskatchewan’s first Minister of Justice. In 1976, he founded the law firm of Lane and Whitmore with partner Peter Whitmore.

Lane was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan in 1991. He was active in judicial matters including the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association and the Court Technology Committee of the Canadian Judicial Council.

Lane retired from the Court of Appeal in May 2017.


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