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Guy Joseph Kroft

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Guy Joseph Kroft
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Lawyer, judge.

Born at Winnipeg, son of Charles Kroft and Heloise Cohn, in 1955 he began articling in law with the firm of Thompson, Shepard, Dilts and Jones (now Thompson Dorfman Sweatman). He joined the firm in 1959 after being called to the Manitoba Bar and practiced with it until 1979. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba (1974-?) and was made a Queen's Counsel in 1978. He was appointed a Puisne Judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench and served until 1993 when he was appointed a Puisne Judge in the Court of Appeals. He retired in 2006.

In 2002, he was appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission which determined new voting boundaries within each province. He served on the Board of Governors for the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and was its President for a term. He served on the board of The Winnipeg Foundation (1993-2005) and was the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.

Son-in-law of Montague Israels.


“12 lawyers receive QC titles,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1977, page 160.

We thank David J. Kroft for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2019

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