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Newest SCC Judge Brown won’t toe Harper’s line, lawyers predict

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Justice Russell Brown’s 31-month rocket ride from torts professor up through two court levels to the Supreme Court this month could not have been foreseen when he was growing up in a small B.C. lumber town, working part-time in his parents’ hardware store before taking off to play semi-professional rugby in Europe.

Before heading to law school at the University of Victoria, the gregarious University of B.C. arts graduate also worked as executive assistant to Stan Hagen, a cabinet minister in the Social Credit government of...