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Richard Wagner

The Right Honourable Richard Wagner
Wagner in 2012
Administrator of Canada
Assumed office
January 21, 2021
Preceded by Julie Payette (as Governor General)
18th Chief Justice of Canada
Assumed office
December 18, 2017
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by Julie Payette
Preceded by Beverley McLachlin
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
October 5, 2012 – December 18, 2017
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Preceded by Marie Deschamps
Succeeded by Sheilah Martin
Puisne Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal
In office
February 3, 2011 – October 5, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Preceded by Lise Côté
Succeeded by Dominique Bélanger
Personal details
Born April 2, 1957 (1957-04-02) (age 63)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Children 2
Alma mater University of Ottawa, BSocSc, LLL

Richard Wagner PC (French pronunciation: [vɑɡnɛːʁ] VAHG-nair; born April 2, 1957) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. He is the 18th and current Chief Justice of Canada since 2017.

On January 21, 2021, Wagner became Administrator of Canada after the resignation of Julie Payette as Governor General of Canada.

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