Louise Charron

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Louise Charron

Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
October 4, 2004 – August 30, 2011
Nominated byPaul Martin
Preceded byFrank Iacobucci/Louise Arbour
Succeeded byMichael J. Moldaver/Andromache Karakatsanis
Personal details
Born (1951-03-02) March 2, 1951 (age 69)
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Louise Charron, CC (born March 2, 1951) is a Canadian jurist. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October, 2004,[1] and is the first native-born Franco-Ontarian Supreme Court judge.[2] (This distinction has sometimes been attributed to Louise Arbour, but Arbour was born and raised Québécoise.)

Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Charron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1972, her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1975, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1977. She practiced civil litigation before joining the Crown Attorney's office in 1980. She then became a law professor at the University of Ottawa.

She was appointed to the District Court of Ontario in 1988 and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1995. Though she was eligible to sit on the bench until 2026, her retirement was announced in May 2011, and became effective August 30, 2011.[3] She was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2012.[4]

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  1. ^ Supreme Court of Canada biography
  2. ^ "The newest justices". CBC News. 2006-02-24. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  3. ^ "Supreme Court of Canada News Release". LexUM in partnership with the Supreme Court of Canada. 2011-05-13. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  4. ^ "Appointments to the Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

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