|73rd Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
August 7, 2002 – August 7, 2012
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Preceded by||Claire L'Heureux-Dubé|
|Succeeded by||Richard Wagner|
October 2, 1952 |
Deschamps was born in Repentigny, Quebec.
Legal and judicial
She was called to the bar in 1975 and then practiced at several Quebec law firms until 1990.
In April 1990 Deschamps was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court and in March 1992 to the Quebec Court of Appeal. She was promoted to the Supreme Court of Canada in September of 2002, at the age of 49, as the 75th judge appointed to the Supreme Court. She retired from the court on August 7, 2012.
Deschamps has taken on several academic posts:
At the time of her appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, Deschamps was noted as also being a marathon runner. Her common law spouse, Paul Gobeil, was a former member of the Quebec National Assembly, who had served in the cabinet of Premier Robert Bourassa.
- Supreme Court of Canada biography
- "Supreme Court loses third veteran judge in a year with Justice Marie Deschamps’ departure". The Toronto Star. May 18, 2012.
- Cristin Schmitz, "Deschamps plans to chart her own course". Ottawa Citizen, September 9, 2002: A3.
- "Quebec judge Richard Wagner nominated to Supreme Court". CBC News. October 2, 2012.
- "L'honorable Marie Deschamps" (in French). Université de Sherbrooke.
- "La Faculté accueille l’honorable Marie Deschamps" (in French). McGill University Faculty of Law. April 2010.
- "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013.
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