Montréal, December 13, 2017 – The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Richard Wagner as new Chief Justice of Canada.
CIAJ Executive Director, Ms. Christine O’Doherty, and President Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E. FRSC, congratulate him on this important appointment and wish him continued success. They also highlight that the appointment maintains the tradition of alternating between jurists trained in common law and civil law.
The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice is a non-profit organization which promotes excellence and leadership in the administration of justice through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. Since its inception in 1974, CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary.