This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
The Honourable Robert Taschereau is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge, filling the vacancy created by the death of his former law partner, Lawrence Cannon. While puisne judge at the Supreme Court, Justice Taschereau would co-chair the Royal Commission on Spying Activities in Canada, a commission put in place following the "Gouzenko Affair".