This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
The Honourable Lyman Poore Duff is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge. Justice Duff will retire January 7, 1944 as the longest serving Supreme Court judge in Canadian history.
Michaëlle Jean is sworn in as Canada's 27th Governor General. Her Excellency is the first black woman to hold this office.