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Chief Justice McLachlin stuns bar with early retirement

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 5:49 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin’s unexpected retirement next December will be a dramatic loss for the court where she broke new ground as its first female leader and placed her own stamp on the Constitution and many other areas of the law.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlinThe top court’s longest serving chief justice, 73, announced June 12 she will retire Dec. 15, after 28 years in a gruelling job where she has not only been the first among equals since 2000 but has written more judgments,...