The Manitoba government has appointed Geoffrey Bayly and Christina Cheater as judges for the Provincial Court of Manitoba in Dauphin.

The announcement was made yesterday by Justice Minister Cliff Cullen.

He said that it is an honour to appoint the experienced lawyers as judges.

Cheater has served as a Crown prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and is the only federal Crown prosecutor assigned to Dauphin, Swan River, Roblin, Brandon, Virden and surrounding areas.

Bayly has been a criminal prosecutor since he was called to the bar in 2002.  Since 2018, he has been a senior supervising Crown attorney with Manitoba Prosecution Service.

These appointments were made because Dauphin's judge for the past 15 years, Christine Harapiak, has retired.