Since 1992, The Canadian Club of Toronto has presented its Canadian of the Year Award to distinguished Canadians whose efforts and example have improved the lives of others and benefited us as a nation. On Tuesday June 1st we are proud to recognize The Rt. Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada as our 2010 Canadian of the Year award recipient.
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada on January 7, 2000. She had been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. Prior to that, she was Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989, a judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 1985 to 1988, a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1981 to 1985, and a judge of the Vancouver County Court from April 1981 to September 1981.
The Rt. Honourable Beverley McLachlin's keynote will reflect on her career as a lawyer and a judge, and the importance of the rule of law and access to justice to Canadian society.