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Retired chief justice says Quebec secession ‘one of most challenging’ cases of career

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 5:35 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Constitution guarantees judicial independence, but the strongest guarantee lies in the ongoing support of Canadians, Beverley McLachlin says.

Ottawa: Retired Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin at her final press conference with Hill reporters Dec. 15At her last Parliament Hill news conference Dec. 15, the Supreme Court’s newly retired chief justice was asked what safeguards Canada can put in place to avoid the fate of countries where the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law are being threatened or assailed.

“We have some...