Suzanne Côté

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The Honourable Madam Justice
Suzanne Côté
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Preceded by Louis LeBel
Personal details
Born (1958-09-21) September 21, 1958 (age 59)
Cloridorme, Québec
Spouse(s) Gérald R. Tremblay
Alma mater Laval University
Profession Lawyer

Suzanne Côté (born September 21, 1958) is a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.[1] She was nominated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to replace retiring justice Louis LeBel.[2] Prior to being appointed to the Supreme Court, she was a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP[2] and previously Stikeman Elliott LLP in Montréal.[3] She is the first woman appointed directly from private practice.[4] Côté did her legal studies at Laval University, and has taught courses at University of Montréal and the Université du Québec à Rimouski.[5]

Early Life[edit]

She has wanted to be a lawyer since age 11.[6] While her mother wanted her to become a teacher, young Suzanne enjoyed reading about high profile legal cases.[6]

Personal Life[edit]

Côté is married to Gerald R. Tremblay, who is also a lawyer practicing in the province of Quebec.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Canada, Supreme Court of (2001-01-01). "Supreme Court of Canada - Biography - Suzanne Côté". Retrieved 2015-11-16". 
  2. ^ a b "Suzanne Côté, Quebec lawyer, named by Harper to Supreme Court". CBC News. November 27, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Suzanne Côté leaving Stikeman to head up litigation at Osler". Montreal Gazette. November 29, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ Hall, Chris (November 27, 2014). "Suzanne Côté, Harper's Supreme Court pick, soothes a self-inflicted wound". CBC News. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  5. ^ Canada, Supreme Court of (2001-01-01). "Supreme Court of Canada - Biography - Suzanne Côté". Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  6. ^ a b Sznajder, Rick (Nov 27, 2014). "Suzanne Côté: 5 things about Canada's newest Supreme Court justice". Retrieved Feb 20, 2018. 

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