Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to retire from Supreme Court after 28 years

Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, delivers a speech in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 5, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

By Laura Payton, CTV News, June 12, 2017 

OTTAWA — Canada’s top justice will retire at the end of the year, the Supreme Court of Canada announced Monday afternoon.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who has been on the court for 28 years, will retire Dec. 15, 2017.

“It has been a great privilege to serve as a justice of the court, and later its chief justice, for so many years,” McLachlin said in the news release announcing her retirement.

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