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Revision as of 02:13, 22 November 2018

Template:Adapted from Wikipedia

Current Justices

Justice Service dates Service length Appointed on
advice of
Legal education Prior position
No. Name
(lived)
Province Overall tenure Chief justice tenure Overall tenure Chief justice tenure
1 Sir William Buell Richards
(1815–1889)
Ontario Sep 30, 1875 –
Jan 10, 1879
Sep 30, 1875 –
Jan 10, 1879
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Mackenzie (directly as chief justice) Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1837)
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Canada West
82 Andromache Karakatsanis
(b. 1955)Template:Efn-ua
Ontario Oct 21, 2011 –
present
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Harper Osgoode Hall Law School Court of Appeal for Ontario
83 Richard Wagner
(b. 1957)Template:Efn-ua
Quebec Oct 5, 2012 –
present
Dec 18, 2017 –
present
Template:AydTemplate:Efn-ua Template:AydTemplate:Efn-ua Harper (as puisne justice);
J. Trudeau (as chief justice)
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Quebec Court of Appeal
84 Clément Gascon
(b. 1960)Template:Efn-ua
Quebec Jun 9, 2014 –
present
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Harper McGill University Faculty of Law Quebec Court of Appeal
85 Suzanne Côté
(b. 1958)Template:Efn-ua
Quebec Dec 1, 2014 –
present
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Harper Laval University Lawyer
86 Russell Brown
(b. 1965)Template:Efn-ua
Alberta Aug 31, 2015 –
present
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Harper University of Victoria
University of Toronto
Court of Appeal of Alberta
87 Malcolm Rowe
(b. 1953)Template:Efn-ua
Newfoundland and Labrador Oct 28, 2016 –
present
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J. Trudeau Osgoode Hall Law School Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal)
88 Sheilah Martin
(b. 1956)Template:Efn-ua
Alberta Dec 18, 2017 –
present
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J. Trudeau McGill University Faculty of Law
University of Alberta Faculty of Law
Court of Appeal of Alberta
Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories
Court of Appeal of Nunavut

Past Justices

Justice Service dates Service length Appointed on
advice of
Legal education Prior position
No. Name
(lived)
Province Overall tenure Chief justice tenure Overall tenure Chief justice tenure
1 Sir William Buell Richards
(1815–1889)
Ontario Sep 30, 1875 –
Jan 10, 1879
Sep 30, 1875 –
Jan 10, 1879
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Mackenzie (directly as chief justice) Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1837)
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Canada West
2 William Johnstone Ritchie
(1813–1892)
New Brunswick Sep 30, 1875 –
Sep 25, 1892
Jan 11, 1879 –
Sep 25, 1892
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Macdonald (as chief justice)
Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1837)
Chief Justice of New Brunswick
3 Samuel Henry Strong
(1825–1909)
Ontario Sep 30, 1875 –
Nov 17, 1902
Dec 13, 1892 –
Nov 17, 1902
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Thompson (as chief justice)
Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1849)
Ontario Court of Error & Appeal
4 Jean-Thomas Taschereau
(1814–1893)
Quebec Sep 30, 1875 –
Oct 6, 1878
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Mackenzie Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer; École de droit de Paris
(1837)
Court of Queen's Bench of Quebec
5 Télesphore Fournier
(1823–1896)
Quebec Sep 30, 1875 –
Sep 11, 1895
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Mackenzie Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1846)
Postmaster General
6 William Alexander Henry
(1816–1888)
Nova Scotia Sep 30, 1875 –
May 3, 1888
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Mackenzie Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1841)
Lawyer
7 Sir Henri-Elzéar Taschereau
(1836–1911)
Quebec Oct 7, 1878 –
May 1, 1906
Nov 21, 1902 –
May 1, 1906
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Laurier (as chief justice)
Quebec Superior Court
8 John Wellington Gwynne
(1814–1902)
Ontario Jan 14, 1879 –
Jan 7, 1902
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Macdonald Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1837)
Ontario Court of Error & Appeal
9 Christopher Salmon Patterson
(1823–1893)
Ontario Oct 27, 1888 –
Jul 24, 1893
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Macdonald
Ontario Court of Error & Appeal
10 Robert Sedgewick
(1848–1906)
Nova Scotia Feb 18, 1893 –
Aug 4, 1906
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Thompson Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1872)
Deputy Minister of Justice (Federal)
11 George Edwin King
(1839–1901)
New Brunswick Sep 21, 1893 –
May 8, 1901
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Thompson Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1865)
Supreme Court of New Brunswick
12 Désiré Girouard
(1836–1911)
Quebec Sep 28, 1895 –
Mar 22, 1911
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Bowell McGill Law School
(1860)
Member of Parliament for Jacques Cartier
13 Sir Louis Henry Davies
(1845–1924)
Prince Edward Island Sep 25, 1901 –
May 1, 1924
Oct 23, 1918 –
May 1, 1924
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Borden (as chief justice)
Inner Temple, London
(1866)
Member of Parliament for West Queen's
14 David Mills
(1831–1903)
Ontario Feb 8, 1902 –
May 8, 1903
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Laurier University of Michigan
(1867)
Minister of Justice (Canada)
and Leader of the Government in the Senate
15 John Douglas Armour
(1830–1903)
Ontario Nov 21, 1902 –
Jul 11, 1903
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Laurier Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1853)
Chief Justice of Ontario
16 Wallace Nesbitt
(1858–1930)
Ontario May 16, 1903 –
Oct 3, 1905
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Laurier Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1881)
Lawyer
17 Albert Clements Killam
(1849–1908)
Manitoba Aug 8, 1903 –
Feb 5, 1905
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Laurier Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1877)
Chief Justice of Manitoba
18 John Idington
(1840–1928)
Ontario Feb 10, 1905 –
Mar 30, 1927
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Laurier University of Toronto
(1864)
High Court of Justice of Ontario
19 James Maclennan
(1833–1915)
Ontario Oct 5, 1905 –
Feb 12, 1909
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Laurier Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1857)
Court of Appeal for Ontario
20 Sir Charles Fitzpatrick
(1853–1942)
Quebec Jun 4, 1906 –
Oct 20, 1918
Jun 4, 1906 –
Oct 20, 1918
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Laurier (directly as chief justice) Université Laval, Faculté de droit
(1876)
Minister of Justice (Canada)
21 Sir Lyman Duff
(1865–1955)
British Columbia Sep 27, 1906 –
Jan 6, 1944
Mar 17, 1933 –
Jan 6, 1944
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Laurier (as puisne justice);
Bennett (as chief justice)
Osgoode Hall Law School
Supreme Court of British Columbia
22 Francis Alexander Anglin
(1865–1933)
Ontario Feb 23, 1909 –
Feb 27, 1933
Sep 16, 1924 –
Feb 27, 1933
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Laurier (as puisne justice);
King (as chief justice)
The Law Society of Upper Canada
(1888)
High Court of Justice of Ontario (Exchequer Division)
23 Louis-Philippe Brodeur
(1862–1924)
Quebec Aug 11, 1911 –
Oct 9, 1923
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Laurier Université Laval à Montréal, Faculté de droit
(1884)
Minister of the Naval Service
24 Pierre-Basile Mignault
(1854–1945)
Quebec Oct 25, 1918 –
Sep 30, 1929
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Borden McGill Law School
(1878)
Member of the International Joint Commission
25 Arthur Cyrille Albert Malouin
(1857–1936)
Quebec Jan 30, 1924 –
Sep 30, 1924
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King Université Laval, Faculté de droit
(1882)
Quebec Superior Court
26 Edmund Leslie Newcombe
(1859–1931)
Nova Scotia Sep 16, 1924 –
Dec 9, 1931
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King University of Halifax
(1881)
Deputy Minister of Justice (federal)
27 Thibaudeau Rinfret
(1879–1962)
Quebec Oct 1, 1924 –
Jun 21, 1954
Jan 8, 1944 –
Jun 21, 1954
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd King (as puisne justice and later as chief justice) Université Laval à Montréal and McGill Law School
(1900)
Quebec Superior Court
28 John Henderson Lamont
(1865–1936)
Saskatchewan Apr 2, 1927 –
Mar 10, 1936
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King University of Toronto Faculty of Law
(1893)
Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
29 Robert Smith
(1858–1942)
Ontario May 18, 1927 –
Dec 6, 1933
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King Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1885)
Supreme Court of Ontario (Appellate Division)
30 Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon
(1877–1939)
Quebec Jan 14, 1930 –
Dec 25, 1939
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King Université Laval, Faculté de droit
(1899)
Court of King's Bench for Quebec
31 Oswald Smith Crocket
(1868–1945)
New Brunswick Sep 21, 1932 –
Apr 12, 1943
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Bennett Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1892)
Supreme Court of New Brunswick
32 Frank Joseph Hughes
(1883–1967)
Ontario Mar 17, 1933 –
Feb 12, 1935
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Bennett Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1911)
Lawyer
33 Henry Hague Davis
(1885–1944)
Ontario Jan 31, 1935 –
Jun 30, 1944
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Bennett University of Toronto Faculty of Law
(1911)
Court of Appeal for Ontario
34 Patrick Kerwin
(1889–1963)
Ontario Jul 20, 1935 –
Feb 2, 1963
Jul 1, 1954 –
Feb 2, 1963
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Bennett (as puisne justice);
St. Laurent (as chief justice)
Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1911)
High Court of Justice of Ontario
35 Albert Blellock Hudson
(1875–1947)
Manitoba Mar 24, 1936 –
Jan 6, 1947
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King University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
(1898)
Lawyer
36 Robert Taschereau
(1896–1970)
Quebec Feb 9, 1940 –
Aug 31, 1967
Apr 22, 1963 –
Aug 31, 1967
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd King (as puisne justice);
Diefenbaker (as chief justice)
Université Laval, Faculté de droit)
(1920)
Lawyer
37 Ivan Cleveland Rand
(1884–1969)
New Brunswick Apr 22, 1943 –
Apr 26, 1959
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King Harvard Law School
(1912)
Lawyer
38 Roy Lindsay Kellock
(1893–1975)
Ontario Oct 3, 1944 –
Jan 14, 1958
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King
Court of Appeal for Ontario
39 James Wilfred Estey
(1889–1956)
Saskatchewan Oct 6, 1944 –
Jan 22, 1956
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King Harvard Law School
(1915)
Attorney General of Saskatchewan
40 Charles Holland Locke
(1887–1980)
British Columbia Jun 3, 1947 –
Sep 15, 1962
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King Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(1910)
Lawyer
41 John Robert Cartwright
(1895–1979)
Ontario Dec 22, 1949 –
Mar 22, 1970
Sep 1, 1967 –
Mar 22, 1970
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd St. Laurent (as puisne justice);
Pearson (as chief justice)
Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1920)
Lawyer
42 Joseph Honoré Gérald Fauteux
(1900–1980)
Quebec Dec 22, 1949 –
Dec 22, 1973
Mar 23, 1970 –
Dec 22, 1973
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd St. Laurent (as puisne justice);
P. Trudeau (as chief justice)
Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
(1925)
Quebec Superior Court
43 Douglas Charles Abbott
(1899–1987)
Quebec Jul 1, 1954 –
Dec 22, 1973
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St. Laurent McGill Law School Minister of Finance (federal)
44 Henry Grattan Nolan
(1893–1957)
Alberta Mar 1, 1956 –
Jul 8, 1957
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St. Laurent Articles of clerkship with a senior lawyer
(English and Alberta bars)
Lawyer
45 Ronald Martland
(1909–1997)
Alberta Jan 15, 1958 –
Feb 9, 1982
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Diefenbaker University of Alberta, University of Oxford
(1928, 1931)
Lawyer
46 Wilfred Judson
(1902–1980)
Ontario Feb 5, 1958 –
Jul 19, 1977
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Diefenbaker Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1932)
High Court of Justice of Ontario
47 Roland Almon Ritchie
(1910–1988)
Nova Scotia May 5, 1959 –
Oct 30, 1984
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Diefenbaker University of Oxford
(1932)
Lawyer
48 Emmett Matthew Hall
(1898–1995)
Saskatchewan Nov 23, 1962 –
Feb 28, 1973
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Diefenbaker University of Saskatchewan College of Law
(1919)
Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
49 Wishart Flett Spence
(1904–1998)
Ontario May 30, 1963 –
Dec 28, 1978
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Pearson Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1928)
High Court of Justice of Ontario
50 Louis-Philippe Pigeon
(1905–1986)
Quebec Sep 21, 1967 –
Feb 7, 1980
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Pearson Université Laval, Faculté de droit
(1928)
Lawyer
51 Bora Laskin
(1912–1984)
Ontario Mar 19, 1970 –
Mar 26, 1984
Dec 27, 1973 –
Mar 26, 1984
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd P. Trudeau (as puisne justice and later as chief justice) University of Toronto
(1936)
Harvard Law School
(1937)
Osgoode Hall Law School (Law Society of Upper Canada)
(1937)
Court of Appeal for Ontario
52 Robert George Brian Dickson
(1916–1998)
Manitoba Mar 26, 1973 –
Jun 29, 1990
Apr 18, 1984 –
Jun 29, 1990
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd P. Trudeau (as puisne justice and later as Chief Justice) University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
(1938)
Manitoba Court of Appeal
53 Jean Beetz
(1927–1991)
Quebec Jan 1, 1974 –
Nov 9, 1988
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P. Trudeau Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
(1950)
Pembroke College, Oxford
(1953)
Quebec Court of Appeal
54 Louis-Philippe de Grandpré
(1917–2008)
Quebec Jan 1, 1974 –
Sep 30, 1977
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P. Trudeau McGill University Faculty of Law President of the Canadian Bar Association
55 Willard Zebedee Estey
(1919–2002)
Ontario Sep 29, 1977 –
Apr 21, 1988
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P. Trudeau University of Saskatchewan College of Law Chief Justice of Ontario
56 Yves Pratte
(1925–1988)
Quebec Oct 1, 1977 –
Jun 29, 1979
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P. Trudeau Université Laval (Faculté de droit (Université Laval)) and University of Toronto Chairman of Air Canada
57 William Rogers McIntyre
(1918–2009)
British Columbia Jan 1, 1979 –
Feb 14, 1989
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P. Trudeau University of Saskatchewan British Columbia Court of Appeal
58 Julien Chouinard
(1929–1987)
Quebec Sep 24, 1979 –
Feb 6, 1987
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Clark Université Laval Quebec Court of Appeal
59 Antonio Lamer
(1933–2007)
Quebec Mar 28, 1980 –
Jan 6, 2000
Jul 1, 1990 –
Jan 6, 2000
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd P. Trudeau (as puisne justice);
Mulroney (as chief justice)
Université de Montréal Quebec Court of Appeal
60 Bertha Wilson
(1923–2007)
Ontario Mar 4, 1982 –
Jan 3, 1991
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P. Trudeau Dalhousie Law School Court of Appeal for Ontario
61 Gerald Eric Le Dain
(1924–2007)
Ontario May 29, 1984 –
Nov 29, 1988
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P. Trudeau McGill University Faculty of Law Federal Court of Appeal
62 Gérard La Forest
(b. 1926)
New Brunswick Jan 16, 1985 –
Sep 29, 1997
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Mulroney University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law and Yale Law School New Brunswick Court of Appeal
63 Claire L'Heureux-Dubé
(b. 1927)
Quebec Apr 15, 1987 –
Jun 30, 2002
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Mulroney Université Laval (Faculté de droit (Université Laval)) Quebec Court of Appeal
64 John Sopinka
(1933–1997)
Ontario May 24, 1988 –
Nov 24, 1997
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Mulroney University of Toronto Lawyer
65 Charles Gonthier
(1928–2009)
Quebec Feb 1, 1989 –
Jul 31, 2003
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Mulroney McGill University Faculty of Law Quebec Court of Appeal
66 Peter Cory
(b. 1925)
Ontario Feb 1, 1989 –
May 31, 1999
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Mulroney Osgoode Hall Law School Court of Appeal for Ontario
67 Beverley McLachlin
(b. 1943)
British Columbia Mar 30, 1989 –
Dec 14, 2017
Jan 7, 2000 –
Dec 14, 2017
Template:Ayd Template:Ayd Mulroney (as puisne justice);
Chrétien (as chief justice)
University of Alberta Faculty of Law Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
68 William Stevenson
(b. 1934)
Alberta Sep 17, 1990 –
Jun 4, 1992
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Mulroney University of Alberta Faculty of Law Court of Appeal of Alberta
Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories
69 Frank Iacobucci
(b. 1937)
Ontario Jan 7, 1991 –
Jun 30, 2004
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Mulroney University of British Columbia and Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Chief Justice of the Federal Court
70 John C. Major
(b. 1931)
Alberta Nov 13, 1992 –
Dec 24, 2005
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Mulroney University of Toronto Court of Appeal of Alberta
71 Michel Bastarache
(b. 1947)
New Brunswick Sep 30, 1997 –
Jun 30, 2008
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Chrétien University of Ottawa Faculty of Law New Brunswick Court of Appeal
72 William Ian Corneil Binnie
(b. 1939)
Ontario Jan 8, 1998 –
Oct 20, 2011
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Chrétien Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge University of Toronto Lawyer
73 Louise Arbour
(b. 1947)
Ontario Sep 15, 1999 –
Jun 30, 2004
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Chrétien Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda
74 Louis LeBel
(b. 1939)
Quebec Jan 7, 2000 –
Nov 29, 2014
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Chrétien Université Laval
University of Toronto
Quebec Court of Appeal
75 Marie Deschamps
(b. 1952)
Quebec Aug 7, 2002 –
Aug 6, 2012
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Chrétien Université de Montréal McGill University Faculty of Law Quebec Court of Appeal
76 Morris J. Fish
(b. 1938)
Quebec Aug 5, 2003 –
Aug 30, 2013
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Chrétien McGill University Faculty of Law Quebec Court of Appeal
77 Rosalie Abella
(b. 1946)Template:Efn-ua
Ontario Aug 30, 2004 –
present
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Martin University of Toronto Court of Appeal for Ontario
78 Louise Charron
(b. 1951)
Ontario Aug 30, 2004 –
Aug 29, 2011
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Martin University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Court of Appeal for Ontario
79 Marshall Rothstein
(b. 1940)
Manitoba Mar 1, 2006 –
Aug 30, 2015
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Harper University of Manitoba Federal Court of Appeal
80 Thomas Cromwell
(b. 1952)
Nova Scotia Dec 22, 2008 –
Aug 31, 2016
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Harper Queen's University Faculty of Law
University of Oxford
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
81 Michael J. Moldaver
(b. 1948)Template:Efn-ua
Ontario Oct 21, 2011 –
present
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Harper University of Toronto Court of Appeal for Ontario

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