Governor General to deliver keynote address to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federal Courts

June 27, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a keynote address at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. The celebration will include members of the legal community from across Canada, including the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada, and special guest Chantal Arens, First President of the Cour de cassation in France.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, in Ottawa

Notes for Media:

  • Media who wish to attend the event must register in advance.
  • Alternatively, media can view the event using the following livestream link:

FCA and FC 50th Anniversary Symposium (
Password: FCA_FC_50e

About the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court
The predecessor to these federal courts, the Exchequer Court, was established in 1875, at the same time as the Supreme Court of Canada. Almost 100 years later, the Federal Court of Canada’s trial and appeal divisions came into effect. In 2003, the two divisions of the court became separate entities: The Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Catou MacKinnon
Senior Communications Advisor, Federal Court

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