Appointment of the chief justice of the supreme Court

News 12 December, 2017
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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:38

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    OTTAWA-The prime minister, Justin Trudeau, will be conducted Tuesday, at the appointment of the chief justice of the supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, will be retiring on Friday, 15 December.

    On the 29th of last November, Justin Trudeau had appointed the judge Sherilah L. Martin, a judge born in Montreal and educated at McGill university and who worked in Alberta to fill the seat that the retirement of the judge McLachlin left vacant.

    According to the tradition of alternating between the chief justices French and English, the position would be tantamount to a magistrate of the French-speaking and trained in the civil law. Beverley McLachlin held this position since January 7, 2000.

    “Our concern is a lot more compared to the chief justice. We fervently hope that the prime minister respects the principle of alternation. It is made to be a judge of the superior Court of Quebec,” said the conservative mp Alain Rayes.

    In the supreme Court, in addition to judge Martin, Quebec has three other judges at the court, Clement Gascon, Suzanne Côté, and Richard Wagner.