|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
October 4, 2004 - August 30, 2011
|Frank Iacobucci/Louise Arbour|
|Michael J. Moldaver/Andromache Karakatsanis|
|Born||March 2, 1951|
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
Louise Charron, CC (born March 2, 1951) is a Canadian jurist. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October, 2004, and is the first native-born Franco-Ontarian Supreme Court judge. (This distinction has sometimes been attributed to Louise Arbour, but Arbour was born and raised Québécoise.)
Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Charron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1972, her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1975, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1977. She practiced civil litigation before joining the Crown Attorney's office in 1980. She then became a law professor at the University of Ottawa.
She was appointed to the District Court of Ontario in 1988 and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1995. Though she was eligible to sit on the bench until 2026, her retirement was announced in May 2011, and became effective August 30, 2011. She was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2012.
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