Famous Canadian Lawyers & Judges

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 1 Kim Campbell

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Famous As: 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Alberni

Canadian politician and Progressive Conservative leader Kim Campbell made headlines when she became the first woman to serve as the prime minister of Canada and remains the only woman to have achieved the feat. After quitting her doctoral studies, she studied law and joined the British Columbia Bar.

 2 Jean Chrétien

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Jean Chrétien was the Canadian prime minister from 1993 to 2003. He has previously served in cabinet posts such as the minister of justice and the minister of finance. He has led the Liberal Party of Canada and helped in the passage of the Clarity Act.

 3 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 4 Robin Sharma

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Famous As: Writer, Public Speaker
Birthdate: June 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Hawkesbury

Canadian writer Robin Sharma is best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. A qualified lawyer, he is an alumnus of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He has published several books on stress management and spirituality. He is the founder of the training company Sharma Leadership International.

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 5 Sergio Marchionne

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Died: July 25, 2018

 6 Maxime Bernier

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada

 7 Erin O'Toole

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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 8 Garry Hoy

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Birthdate: 1955 AD
Died: July 9, 1993

 9 John Tory

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Famous As: Mayor of Toronto
Birthdate: May 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto

John Tory is a Canadian politician who is serving as the current mayor of Toronto. Before establishing himself as a politician, Tory was a businessman, lawyer, and political strategist. John Tory has several honors under his belt, including the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2011, he was honored with a Harry Jerome Award. 

 10 David Johnston

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Famous As: Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury

 11 Elizabeth May

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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford

 12 David Shore

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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 13 David Frum

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 14 Deborah Coyne

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canada

 15 Paul Martin

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor

 16 Robert Borden

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 26, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Pré, Canada
Died: June 10, 1937

 17 John Abbott

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 12, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-André-d'Argenteuil
Died: October 30, 1893

 18 Mary Ann Shadd

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 5, 1893

 19 Bob Rae

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa

 20 Daryl Katz

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton

 21 Louis St. Laurent

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: February 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Compton
Died: July 25, 1973

 22 Dick Pound

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Famous As: Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University Chancellor, Writer, Biographer
Birthdate: March 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Catharines

 23 Beverley McLachlin

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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pincher Creek

 24 Guy Gavriel Kay

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Famous As: Lawyer, Writer
Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weyburn

 25 R. B. Bennett

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 3, 1870
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick
Died: June 26, 1947

 26 Maurice Duplessis

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada
Died: September 7, 1959

 27 Erik Nielsen

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Regina
Died: September 4, 2008

 28 Ralph Goodale

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: October 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Regina

 29 Jim Prentice

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: July 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: October 13, 2016

 30 Pierre Laporte

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: February 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: October 17, 1970

 31 Dalton McGuinty

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa

 32 Lucien Bouchard

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Alma, Canada

 33 Jean Charest

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sherbrooke

 34 Arthur Meighen

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: June 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: August 5, 1960

 35 Jim Flaherty

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: April 10, 2014

 36 Ujjal Dosanjh

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jalandhar

 37 Alan Eagleson

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician, Trade unionist
Birthdate: April 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Catharines

 38 Robert Bourassa

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Economist
Birthdate: July 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: October 2, 1996

Robert Bourassa made headlines when, in 1970, he became the youngest premier of Quebec. After a crushing defeat 6 years later, following corruption scandals, he moved to Europe and the U.S., where he taught while in exile. In the mid-1980s, he reclaimed the Liberal Party leadership and became a premier again.

 39 John Sparrow David Thompson

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: November 10, 1845
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halifax
Died: December 12, 1894

 40 Dominic LeBlanc

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ottawa

 41 Louise Arbour

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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, University teacher
Birthdate: February 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal

 42 Peter Lougheed

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calgary
Died: September 13, 2012

 43 Louis-Joseph Papineau

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 7, 1786
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 23, 1871

 44 Rosalie Abella

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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stuttgart

 45 Ray Hnatyshyn

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: December 18, 2002

 46 Brian Jean

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kelowna

 47 Frank McKenna

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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Banker, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Apohaqui, New Brunswick

 48 Robert Stanfield

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truro, Canada
Died: December 16, 2003

 49 Irwin Cotler

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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician, Human rights activist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal

 50 Ted Rogers

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: December 2, 2008