Swearing-In of Chief Justice of Canada

December 18, 2017

Her Excellency presided over the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Swearing-In of Chief Justice of Canada

As part of their constitutional duties, governors general, on the recommendation of the prime minister, approve the issuing of Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of Canada, to appoint the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.