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Beverly McLachlin

1944 -

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1989 - ), former chief justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

The day I wake up and look in the mirror and say, 'I decided a case to please this interest group or that interest group' ... that's the day I'm not fit to be a judge.

Aug. 23, 1999 - quoted in "McLachlin v. Iacobucci for job of chief justice", published in the National Post