Death of Ex-Supreme Court of Canada Justice Charles Gonthier
He was 80.
Justice Gonthier was called to the Quebec Bar in 1952 after graduating from McGill Law.
He was named a judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1974. During his tenure, he became president of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.
He was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal in 1988, and joined the Supreme Court of Canada the following year.
After retiring from the country's highest court, he became:
- Chair of the Board of McGill's Centre for International Sutainable Development Law
- Wainwright Senior Research Fellow at the same University
- Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment, Canada's national cryptologic agency