Biography

George ThompsonGeorge Thomson was the Chair of the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform.

Over his thirty year career, George has made significant contributions to public policy and citizen engagement as a lawyer, educator, judge and deputy minister.

He was a family court judge in Kingston and has spent many years working on issues affecting children and families. He also chaired a committee that reviewed Ontario’s social assistance system.

For much of his career, George has been a teacher. Most recently, he was the head of the organization that educates Canada’s judges. George has also served as a deputy minister both in Ontario and for the federal government.

George is married with two children. He lives on Howe Island near Kingston, Ontario.