Supreme Court chief will be Richard Wagner, a Quebecer

Justice Richard Wagner was appointed to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 12 2017. HANDOUT  Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Richard Wagner was appointed to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 12 2017. HANDOUT Supreme Court of Canada

"It is an honour to name the Honourable Richard Wagner as the new Chief Justice of Canada".

Wagner's rulings have leaned to "the more conservative side" on matters of criminal law, noted Mathen, who has provided advice to the Prime Minister's Office since 2016 concerning Supreme Court appointments. This is in keeping with the tradition of alternating between a jurist trained civil law and one trained in the common law tradition which is in force in the rest of the country.

Outgoing Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin was trained in common law and was the first woman to hold the top position and she did so for the longest period of time-18 years.

She is the longest serving Chief Justice in Canada's history, through four prime ministers and four governors-general. The prime minister has made bilingualism a requirement for Supreme Court justices.

Trudeau spoke with Wagner on Monday night.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould lauded McLachlin as a galvanizing force, known for her leadership roles in many areas, and a person who represented Canada "incredibly well here and overseas".

"He is known for his collegial nature, being able to get along with people, and this is particularly important in terms of the highest court of the land", Wilson-Raybould said.

"As the chief justice, Beverley McLachlin leaves incredible shoes to fill, and I think that there are similarities but I'm confident that Justice Wagner will chart his own path, and it will be a positive path for the Supreme Court".

He has always been familiar with the glare of publicity as the middle child of former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and one-time federal Conservative leadership candidate Claude Wagner.

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