WINNIPEG — Former public safety minister Vic Toews is now a judge.
Toews, a Crown prosecutor before his lengthy career in provincial and federal politics, has been appointed to Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench, federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced Friday.
The appointment is effective immediately.
Toews, 61, retired from federal politics last year. During his career, he served stints as both Manitoba and federal justice minister.
Toews replaces Justice Donald Bryk, who recently stepped down as a full-time judge.