Ottawa Jewish Leader Appointed Judge of Supreme Court of Ontario

A prominent Canadian Zionist and leader of the Ottawa Jewish community, A. H. Lieff, has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, and a member of the High Court of Justice of Ontario.

Mr. Lieff came to Canada from Poland in 1904, and was educated in Ottawa schools and at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1926. From 1939 to 1945, Mr. Lieff was a Magistrate for Carleton County, and in 1948 he was made King’s Counsel. In 1946, he acted as counsel for the House of Commons Committee on Industrial Relations, and in 1956 for the Senate Special Committee on Narcotic Drug Traffic.

Mr. Lieff was active in Zionist groups here for many years. From 1953 to 1955, he served as president of the Ottawa Jewish Community Council. Since 1948, he has been the president of the Agudath Israel Congregation.

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