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  • November 10, 2014

Ottawa – The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) welcomes the appointment of Suzanne Côté to the Supreme Court of Canada, bringing the number of women judges on the highest court to four.

“The justice system and all Canadians will be well served by the high calibre of today’s appointment to the Supreme Court,” says Michele Hollins, QC, President of the CBA.  “Suzanne Côté brings expertise in commercial litigation directly from her more than three decades in practice most recently at Oslers and Stikeman Elliott before that.”

Suzanne Côté’s timely appointment on December 1st means the Court is at its full complement following the retirement of Justice Louis LeBel.  “We wish Justice LeBel well as he moves off the Bench and into his well-deserved retirement,” says Michele Hollins.

The CBA looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the government on the nomination process to the highest court.

The CBA is dedicated to supporting the rule of law, improvements in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.