Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today, Dec. 23, the 15recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation. “These men and women have brought great credit to the legalprofession,” said Mr. Baker. “Their professional accomplishmentsand community involvement have advanced legal scholarship,teaching and continuing legal education. I’m proud to recognizetheir contributions.” The appointees include: David Meadows, Department of Justice (Canada); Maurice McGillivray, Landry McGillivray; Lawrence O’Neil, Nova Scotia Legal Aid; Col. Allan Fenske, Canadian Forces Grievance Authority; David Graves, McInnes Cooper; Donald Harding, Donald G. Harding & Solicitor Inc.; Wendy Johnston, Patterson Palmer; Kevin Latimer, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson; Glenn Anderson, Blois, Nickerson & Bryson; Marian Fortune-Stone, Department of Justice (Canada); Gavin Giles, Burchell Hayman Parish; David Farrar, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales; Gail Rudderham Chernin, Rudderham Chernin Law Office, Inc.; Brian Allan Tabor, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson; Elizabeth Jollimore, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales. Recommendations for Q.C. appointments are made to cabinet by anine-member advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstratedprofessional integrity, good character and outstandingcontributions to the practice of law.