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It's is a severe weakness and has the practical effect of ensuring a white and privileged worldview remains ascendant in Canadian law.
She is also the longest-serving chief justice.
"The Court needs — and the Canadian people are entitled to — a full complement of nine judges."
Thomas Cromwell was named to the Supreme Court in 2008.
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin sees 'satisfactory' end to IT impasse.
"Judges are accountable to the public every day in the duties they carry out."
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