Sunday, November 25, 2007

Antonio Lamer, 1933 - 2007 - Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Antonio Lamer, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has died in Ottawa at age 74.

Lamer was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 28, 1980 and became Chief Justice on July 1, 1990. Lamer retired from the Court in January 2000.

According to CBC:

Lamer died Saturday, peacefully and surrounded by family members, said Eugene Meehan, a former aide and longtime friend. He had been in and out of hospital several times in recent years suffering from recurring heart problems.

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