Swearing-In Ceremony of New Chief Justice

December 15, 2017  

Swearing-In Ceremony of New Chief Justice at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice of Canada, the Honourable Richard Wagner, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Monday, December, 18, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

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. During the swearing-in ceremony, Justice Wagner will first be sworn in as Chief Justice, and then as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. 


Media wishing to cover the event must be accredited with the Parliamentary
Press Gallery and are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance. Media should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell)

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