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The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, P.C.

Beverley McLachlin, PC, CC, BA, LL.B., MA, LL.D (born September 7, 1943) is the Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold that position. Image File history File links Beverly_McLachlin. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the LL.D. is a higher doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... The following is a list of the Chief Justices of Canada, from 1875 to the present. ...


Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, she received a BA and a MA in philosophy and an LL.B from the University of Alberta. She was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1969 and to the Bar of British Columbia in 1971. She practiced law from 1969 until 1975. From 1974 until 1981 she was an Associate Professor and Professor with tenure at the University of British Columbia. Pincher Creek is a town in the southwest of Alberta, Canada. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... The University of Alberta is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the heart of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ...


In 1981 she was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver and then to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In 1985 she was appointed to Court of Appeal of British Columbia and in 1988 was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 30, 1989 and was made Chief Justice of Canada on January 7, 2000. Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 2. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Supreme Court Building in Ottawa The Supreme Court of Canada (French: Cour suprême du Canada) is highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal for all litigants in the Canadian justice system. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


When Governor General Adrienne Clarkson was hospitalized for a cardiac pacemaker operation on 8 July 2005, Mme Justice McLachlin served as the Queen's Administrator and performing the duties of the Governor General, including giving royal assent to the Civil Marriage Act, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada. She relinquished that task when the Governor-General returned to good health in late July. The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneur général or Gouverneure générale) is the representative of the Canadian monarch. ... The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson, PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD, LL.D (born February 10, 1939) is an accomplished Canadian journalist. ... This article is about the natural pacemaker in the heart. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, or the Sovereigns representative in Commonwealth Realms, completes the process of the enactment of legislation by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. ... The Civil Marriage Act (full title: An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes) was introduced as Bill C-38 in the first session of the 38th Canadian Parliament on February 1, 2005. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...


She is the Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council, Advisory Council of the Order of Canada, and Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute. She is a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on...


She has been awarded over 21 Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees.


She has one son from her first marriage to Roderick McLachlin. Mr. McLachlin died in 1988. She remarried in 1992 to Frank McArdle. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


External links

  • Supreme Court of Canada - Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia - Beverley McLachlin
Preceded by:
Antonio Lamer
Chief Justice of Canada
January 7, 2000 – present
Succeeded by:
current occupant


The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, PC , CC , CD , LL.D , D.U., (born July 8, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada). ... The following is a list of the Chief Justices of Canada, from 1875 to the present. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

The Dickson court (1984–1990)
1984–1985: R. Ritchie | J. Beetz | W.Z. Estey | W.R. McIntyre | J. Chouinard | A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. Le Dain
1985–1987: J. Beetz | W.Z. Estey | W.R. McIntyre | J. Chouinard | A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. Le Dain | G. La Forest
1987–May 1988: J. Beetz | W.Z. Estey | W.R. McIntyre | A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. Le Dain | G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé
May 1988–Nov. 1988: J. Beetz | W.R. McIntyre | A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. Le Dain | G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka
Nov. 1988-1989 W.R. McIntyre | A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory
Mar.1989-1990 A. Lamer | B. Wilson | G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin
The Lamer court (19902000)
19901991: B. Wilson | G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin | W. Stevenson
19911992: G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin | W. Stevenson | F. Iacobucci
19921997: G. La Forest | C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major
19971998: C. L'Heureux-Dubé | J. Sopinka | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache
19981999: C. L'Heureux-Dubé | C. Gonthier | P. Cory | B. McLachlin | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie
19992000: C. L'Heureux-Dubé | C. Gonthier | B. McLachlin | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. Arbour
The McLachlin court (2000–present)
2000–2002: C. L'Heureux-Dubé | C. Gonthier | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. Arbour | L. LeBel
2002–2003: C. Gonthier | F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. Arbour | L. LeBel | M. Deschamps
2003–2004: F. Iacobucci | J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. Arbour | L. LeBel | M. Deschamps | M.J. Fish
2004–2005: J.C. Major | M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. LeBel | M. Deschamps | M.J. Fish | R. Abella | L. Charron
2005–Pres: M. Bastarache | W.I. Binnie | L. LeBel | M. Deschamps | M.J. Fish | R. Abella | L. Charron

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Supreme Court of Canada - Beverley McLachlin (167 words)
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada
Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Madam Chief Justice McLachlin, B.A., M.A. (philosophy), LL.B. Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, September 7, 1943.
Chairperson, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute.
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