This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
The British North America Act (now the Constitution Act of 1867) comes into force. This act unites Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec into the Dominion of Canada.
Viscount Monck is sworn in as Canada's first Governor General.
Rosalie Silberman, who will be appointed puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004, is born in Stuttgart, Germany.
The Honourable Patrick Kerwin is appointed Chief Justice of Canada.
The Honourable Douglas Charles Abbott is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge.
The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer is appointed Chief Justice of Canada.
Claire L'Heureux-Dubé retires as a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.