The Supreme Court, as explained by the Chief Justice of Canada

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The building that houses the Supreme Court of Canada “exudes serenity and transparency”. This is how the Chief Justice of Canada, the Honorable Richard Wagner, describes the environment in which Canada’s highest court sits. As a bilingual and bijuridical institution, the Supreme Court of Canada plays a fundamental role in Canadian society.

Are you familiar with the Supreme Court of Canada? How many judges sit on the bench? How many applications does the Supreme Court of Canada process each year? How do its decisions impact your life? In a brief exchange with Dean Marie-Eve Sylvestre, the Right Honorable Richard Wagner answers these questions and explains in a simple and accessible way the mandate and role of the Supreme Court of Canada. He also offers information about his own role as Chief Justice of Canada.

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