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.