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Unit 2: Criminal Law
CHAPTER 8: TRIAL PROCEDURES
E-ACTIVITY: JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA (p. 217)
Activity: Prepare a Biographical Sketch of a Supreme Court Justice
The Supreme Court of Canada consists of a Chief Justice and eight other justices appointed by the Governor in Council. How may one become a Supreme Court Justice? Who are the current Supreme Court Justices?
In this activity you will prepare a biographical sketch of one of the current Supreme Court Justices.
1. Visit the Web site of the Supreme
Court of Canada. Before you select one of the justices to profile,
summarize the following considerations about justices:
2. Using the same Web site, prepare a summary of the duties of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
3. Identify the names of all the current Supreme Court Justices in your notes. You can find the names by going to the home page of the Supreme Court and clicking on "FAQ." The names of the current justices are listed in Question 8.
4. You can access specific information about each justice by clicking
on his or her name at the location cited in Question 3. Select one of
the justices and prepare a biographical sketch.
Include the following information about the specific Supreme Court Justice
you have selected to profile: