Notice to the Media
Celebration for a Remarkable Judge

Ottawa, 31 October 2017– To honour the remarkable career of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, serving her 17th year as Chief Justice of Canada, a special event is planned in Ottawa next month.

A gala will be held on the Chief Justice’s last day in office, Thursday, December 14, 2017. The event will feature tributes by the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOG, former Prime Minister of Canada and the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada. A video montage will be presented, with personal appearances by family, friends, lawyers and judges who have been influenced by this remarkable Canadian, who is Chief Justice of Canada, Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council and Chairperson of the National Judicial Institute.

Tickets for the events are available at

Any media interested in covering event must pre-register as there is limited space. Decisions about media participation will be made on a first-come basis, allowing for national representation. Media should register by emailing

Johanna Laporte
(613) 288-1566 ext 313