Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice, Beverley McLachlin, Hears Last Case before Retirement

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An emotional farewell from Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin as she heard her last case on Friday.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin hearing her last case at the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday. McLachlin, who was born and raised in Pincher Creek, is stepping down after 28 years on the court including almost 18 years as Chief. In an emotional farewell, she thanks her family and the Canadian public for the opportunity to serve on the court during a time when Canadian law has grown so greatly.  She says "it's been intellectually stimulating, it's been hugely challenging and there's not been a day when I haven't thought, I am the luckiest of people." McLachlin was Lethbridge College's Honorary Degree recipient of 2017. She officially retires at the end of this week, nine months before she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75. -Tina Giesbrecht
Beverley McLachlin

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