On November 24, 2007, the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, my predecessor as CSE Commissioner, died at age 74. Antonio Lamer was a renowned lawyer and jurist. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1980, and was named Chief Justice in 1990, a position that he occupied until his retirement in 2000.
For my part, he was my colleague on the bench for over 11 years, and my long-standing friend. His contribution to Canadian jurisprudence was outstanding, exceeded only by his love of Canada. He is missed.
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