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Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Wagner picks francophone litigator as new principal advisor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 9:32 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced a key personnel change as it prepares for a busy fall session.

On Aug. 14, the top court revealed that Vancouver civil litigator Gib van Ert, the executive legal officer (ELO) to the Chief Justice of Canada for the past three years, has been succeeded in that key role by Renée Thériault — the first francophone female ELO and only the third woman to take on the influential behind-the-scenes job as principal advisor to Canada’s top judge.

The fluently...