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OTTAWA, September 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Marie Deschamps has been sworn in as the newest justice on the Supreme Court. She replaces Mme. Justice Claire l’Heureux-Dubé, who retired this year. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin claimed that Supreme Court watchers have “not been able to pigeon-hole” Deschamps as a judicial liberal or conservative—although in fact her Liberal Party ties are known.  There are few indications of her position on life issues, but she did once allow a class action suit to proceed when only the applicant’s initials were provided. See Intitulé de la cause: Assoc. pour l’accès à l’avortement (Re) Entre Association pour l’accès à l’avortement, appelante; [2002] J.Q. no 2821, No. 500-09-011914-025 (500-05-069637-013 C.S.M.); Cour d’appel du Québec, District de Montréal, Jugement oral: le 19 avril 2002.  For CBC coverage see:  https://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/09/30/deschamps_020930   For previous LifeSite coverage of her Liberal ties see:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/aug/02080901.html

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