Richard Wagner (judge)

18th Chief Justice of Canada

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.

Richard Wagner

The Right Honourable Richard Wagner
Wagner in 2012
18th Chief Justice of Canada
Assumed office
December 18, 2017
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Preceded byBeverley McLachlin
Administrator of Canada
In office
January 21, 2021 – July 26, 2021
Preceded byJulie Payette (as Governor General)
Succeeded byMary Simon (as Governor General)
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
October 5, 2012 – December 18, 2017
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byMarie Deschamps
Succeeded bySheilah Martin
Puisne Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal
In office
February 3, 2011 – October 5, 2012
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byLise Côté
Succeeded byDominique Bélanger
Personal details
Born (1957-04-02) April 2, 1957 (age 67)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa, BSocSc, LLL

On January 21, 2021, Wagner became Administrator of Canada after the resignation of Julie Payette as Governor General of Canada.[1] He left office when Mary Simon became governor general.

References change

  1. Graham Slaughter (January 21, 2021). "Canada's top judge is now Governor General, but expert urges speedy replacement". CTVNEWS.