The Honourable Stéphane Sansfaçon was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montréal on March 3, 2011. Originally from Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, his university studies first led him to Vancouver, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics at Simon Fraser University, and then to Montréal, where he received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice Sansfaçon was a partner at Rochon Prévost Auclair Fortin D’Aoust (now PFD Lawyers) and practised primarily in the areas of administrative law, including municipal law and environmental law, as well as civil law. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1985 and was a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Justice Sansfaçon has written a number of specialized articles as well as a looseleaf publication on the drafting of municipal by-laws, aimed at lawyers and civil servants. Over the years, he has also given many lectures for the Quebec Bar and other organizations in his areas of expertise.
Most recently, he was invited to speak by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Jutice as part of its advanced administrative law seminar held at the University of Ottawa.
Justice Sansfaçon was appointed to the Court of Appeal on January 31, 2019.