On This Day

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

April 26

1918
Women in Nova Scotia gain the right to vote.
1955
Lyman Poore Duff, former Chief Justice of Canada, dies at the age of 90, eleven years after his retirement from the Supreme Court of Canada. Two acts of Parliament allowed him to remain in office past the mandatory retirement age of 75. He is the longest-serving judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, having sat on the Court for a total of 37 years.