List of Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

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The following is a list of the Chief Justices of Canada, from 1875 to the present. The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court of Canada.

Name Province Term
Sir William Buell Richards Ontario September 30, 1875January 10, 1879 1
Sir William Johnstone Ritchie New Brunswick January 11, 1879September 25, 1892
Sir Samuel Henry Strong Ontario December 13, 1892November 18, 1902
Sir Henri Elzéar Taschereau Quebec November 21, 1902May 2, 1906
Sir Charles Fitzpatrick Quebec June 4, 1906November 21, 19181
Sir Louis Henry Davies Prince Edward Island November 23, 1918May 1, 1924
Francis Alexander Anglin Ontario September 16, 1924February 28, 1933
Sir Lyman Poore Duff British Columbia March 17, 1933January 2, 19442
Thibaudeau Rinfret Quebec January 8, 1944June 22, 1954
Patrick Kerwin Ontario July 1, 1954February 2, 1963
Robert Taschereau Quebec April 22, 1963September 1, 1967 2
John Robert Cartwright Ontario September 1, 1967March 23, 1970
Gérald Fauteux Quebec March 23, 1970December 23, 1973
Bora Laskin Ontario December 27, 1973March 26, 1984
Brian Dickson Manitoba April 18, 1984June 30, 1990
Antonio Lamer Quebec July 1, 1990January 6, 2000
Beverley McLachlin British Columbia January 7, 2000 – present

Notes

Note 1: Richards and Fitzpatrick never served as puisne justices, but were appointed directly to the position of Chief Justice. All other Chief Justices served as puisne justices before acceding to Chief Justice, usually (but not always) on the basis of seniority.

Note 2: In cases where a Governor General dies in office or leaves the position before a replacement can be named, Canadian tradition is that the Chief Justice assumes the viceregal duties until a new Governor General is appointed. Duff and Taschereau are the two Chief Justices who have served as Acting Governors General under this convention.

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