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Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice visits Thompson Rivers University

Justice Louis LeBel, from the Supreme Court of Canada Collection
Image Credit: Philippe Landreville, via TRU
November 15, 2016 - 12:28 PM

A recently retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada who has been described as one of the most intellectual and prolific judges in Canada will be delivering a public lecture at TRU Law on Friday.

The Hon. Justice Louis LeBel (Ret.) will talk about the judicial role in Canadian society, the part judges play in the creation and development of the law, and how they do so with attentiveness to Canada’s diverse foundational legal traditions.

His talk “Where the Rivers Meet: The Confluence of Canada’s Legal Traditions” will take place November 18, 2-3pm, in the Barber Centre in the House of Learning.

Justice LeBel was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada for almost fifteen years, from January 2000 to November 2014.  Before his appointment to the Supreme Court, he served for sixteen years on the Quebec Court of Appeal.

On his retirement in 2014, his former colleague Justice Fish observed that “no one has made a greater contribution to the development of the law in so many areas than Justice LeBel.”  He has profoundly reshaped the law in more than one area, as he extensively worked in labour law, Aboriginal law, administrative law and private and public international law.

TRU Law Assistant Professor Katie Sykes clerked for Justice LeBel in the Supreme Court of Canada in 2002-2003.

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