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Beverley McLachlin

PC CC CStJ
McLachlin in 2007
McLachlin in 2007
17th Chief Justice of Canada
In office
January 7, 2000 – December 15, 2017
Nominated by Jean Chrétien
Appointed by Adrienne Clarkson
Preceded by Antonio Lamer
Succeeded by Richard Wagner
Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong
Assumed office
July 30, 2018
Appointed by Carrie Lam
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
March 30, 1989 – January 7, 2000
Nominated by Brian Mulroney
Appointed by Jeanne Sauvé
Preceded by William McIntyre
Succeeded by Louis LeBel
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
In office
1988–1990
Appointed by Jeanne Sauvé
Personal details
Born
Beverley Gietz

September 7, 1943 (1943-09-07) (age 77)
Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
Citizenship Canadian
Spouse(s)
  • Roderick McLachlin
    (m. 1967; died 1988)
  • Frank McArdle (m. 1992)
Children Angus McLachlin (b. 1976)
Alma mater University of Alberta
Profession Judge

Beverley Marian McLachlin PC CC CStJ (born September 7, 1943) is a Canadian jurist and author. She was the 17th chief justice of Canada from 2000 to 2017. She was the first woman to hold that position and the longest-serving chief justice in Canadian history.

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