|The Honourable Mr. Justice
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
October 3, 2013
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Morris Fish|
September 7, 1949 |
Marc Nadon (born September 7, 1949) is a Canadian jurist. He was appointed as a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2013, although he will not hear cases until a legal challenge to his appointment is decided.
Marc Nadon was born in St-Jérôme, Québec, on September 7, 1949. He studied at Collège Lionel-Groulx and obtained his diploma of collegiate studies (D.E.C.) in 1970. In 1973, he earned his Licentiate in Laws (LL.L.) from the Université de Sherbrooke.
As a youth, it was his dream to become a professional hockey player and he played midget hockey in his hometown. He later appeared with the Junior A Laval Saints. However, his father - a professional hockey player in the 1940s - forced him to choose whether he would continue to pursue a career in professional hockey or instead pursue a traditional career path. Nadon chose his studies. In the October 3, 2013 edition of the National Post, it was reported that Nadon was not actually drafted by the Detroit Red Wings when he was 14 but was with the St-Jerome Alouettes, a Junior A team whose midget affiliates were part of the Red Wings’ farm team network.
Nadon was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1974 and practiced law until 1993 at the firm of Martineau Walker (known today as Fasken Martineau DuMoulin), where he became a partner in 1981. From 1988 to 1990, he worked in England at the firm’s London office. His practice essentially involved maritime law and transportation law. He taught maritime law and transportation law at the faculty of law at the Université de Sherbrooke from 1987 to 1992. He primarily wrote about maritime law. In addition to this, he has worked in the fields of insurance and commercial law, particularly in matters regarding letters of credit and letters of exchange.
As a result of his maritime law practice, he often appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He also appeared before the Superior Court of Québec, and on occasion before the Court of Appeal of Québec and the Supreme Court of Canada.
As a lawyer, Nadon also gained experience in the field of arbitration, specifically as arbitrator and member of the American Arbitration Association. He sat on several occasions as an arbitrator of maritime law disputes and was given terms as ad hoc arbitrator, in particular in litigation. He led arbitration in London and New York on behalf of clients in Canada and abroad.
Nadon was appointed as a judge to the Federal Court of Canada – Trial Division, and ex officio a member of the Appeal Division of that Court on June 10, 1993. On April 14, 1994, he was appointed as a judge to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. He was appointed as a member of the Competition Tribunal on December 16, 1998, for a term of seven years. On December 14, 2001, he was appointed as a judge to the Federal Court of Canada – Appeal Division, and ex officio a member of the Trial Division of that Court. He became a supernumerary judge on July 25, 2011.
Nadon was a member of the Federal Courts Rules Committee for a number of years. He was also the Chair of the Education Committee of the Federal Court of Appeal and a member of the Court’s Law Clerks Committee.
He was formally appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on October 3, 2013, and sworn in on October 7, 2013. However, due to a pending challenge to the constitutionality of Nadon's appointment directly from the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court, he has decided not to hear any cases until that challenge is resolved.
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