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Her judicial colleagues and those who appear before her will, undoubtedly,
soon feel the same. She has integrity and her ethics are above reproach.
Those who appear before Judge Lopes can be assured that they will
receive a fair and fulsome hearing. The public can be assured they will be
well served with her filling this vital role in our democracy. And while Jennifer’s
appointment to the bench left a large void in the British Columbia
Prosecution Service, the BCCCA and the CACC, her appointment to the
bench brings a new opportunity for Jennifer to extend her positive influence
in the community and continue to do the right thing.
The Honourable Judge Trudy Macdonald
Trudy Macdonald (née Longden) was sworn in as a
judge of the B.C. Provincial Court on July 3, 2018.
She is assigned to the Fraser Region with chambers
Trudy was born and raised in Nanaimo, the second
of two children. She had a typical Vancouver Island
upbringing. She excelled at school and worked in a
building supply store during her teenage years. She loved music and
learned the piano and saxophone.
Whether because of her nature, upbringing, or both, Trudy always had a
strong work ethic. She was going to be a nurse. Everybody knew that; there
was never any question. Nevertheless, a small seed was planted at Nanaimo
District Secondary School when Trudy took Law 11. She wondered …
After high school, Trudy moved to Victoria and attended Royal Jubilee
Hospital School of Nursing. After three years, she obtained her RN designation
and worked as a registered nurse for 15 years. Her nursing career continued
at Royal Jubilee Hospital, then the burn unit of Victoria General
Hospital, and finally Vancouver General Hospital, the last nine years in the