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Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Ottawa

Click below for details and to purchase tickets to this gathering of representatives from the judicial and legal communities, the diplomatic corps, business, government and the arts. This promises to be an exceptional evening, on the eve of the Chief Justice’s last day in office.

Led by Masters of Ceremonies, Don Newman and Céline Galipeau, the evening will feature tributes by the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOG, former Prime Minister of Canada and the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada.







The Honourable Michel Girouard


Access to Justice

At their recent April 2017 meeting, the Council passed for following unanimous motion:

" THAT the Canadian Judicial Council supports the aspirational goal of the public having 100% access to the knowledge, resources, skills and services needed to effectively deal with their civil, family and criminal legal problems. As part of its commitment to promote meaningful access to justice for all, the Council urges all federally appointed judges in Canada to demonstrate leadership and work with all Canadian citizens and justice system stakeholders to achieve that goal."

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