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McLachlin succeeded by putting the law ahead of personal views | Julius Melnitzer

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:34 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

I’ve never met former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. But I’ve read most of her judgments and written about many of them over the past 23 years.

I’ve also read the accolades that accompanied her retirement. The opinions were unanimous, an undivided public and professional outpouring of affection, admiration and gratitude for someone who’s done so much for this country’s highest court and our respect for it.

So I have little to add — except for the two occasions that I found myself writing about the chief...