On This Day

In the history of the Supreme Court of Canada and in the legal history of Canada.

June 22

1774
The Quebec Act receives Royal Assent, ensuring the survival of the tradition of civil law in Quebec.
1879
Thibaudeau Rinfret, who will become Chief Justice of Canada in 1944, is born in Montreal, Quebec.
1954
The Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, retires.