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Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

Biographies of Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

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Updated: 06/14/2014

The Supreme Court of Canada has nine justices - the Chief Justice of Canada and eight puisne (lower ranking) justices. The justices are chosen by the governor in council, in effect the Prime Minister of Canada. Justices are chosen from superior court judges or from barristers with at least ten years standing at the Bar of a Canadian province or territory. Justices are appointed until they retire or reach the age of 75, however can be removed for cause before that time.

 

Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada
Justice Appointed From
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
(Chief Justice of Canada)
2000 Supreme Court of BC
Mr. Justice Louis LeBel 2000 Quebec Court of Appeal
Madam Justice Rosalie Abella 2004 Ontario Court of Appeal
Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein 2006 Federal Court of Appeal
Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell 2009 Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Mr. Justice Michael Moldaver 2011 Ontario Court of Appeal
Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis 2011 Ontario Court of Appeal
Mr. Justice Richard Wagner 2012 Quebec Court of Appeal
Mr. Justice Clément Gascon 2014 Quebec Court of Appeal

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