This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
Michael J. Moldaver, who will be appointed puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2011, is born in Peterborough, Ontario.
The Right Honourable Joseph Honoré Gérald Fauteux, Chief Justiceof Canada, retires.
Douglas Charles Abbott retires as a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jeanne Sauvé is sworn in as Canada's 23rd Governor General. She is the first woman to hold this office.