Marie Deschamps

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Marie Deschamps : biography

October 2, 1952 –

Marie Deschamps (born October 2, 1952 in Repentigny, Quebec) was a puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada. She retired on August 7, 2012.


She studied law at the Université de Montréal, graduating in 1974 and completing a Masters in 1983 at McGill.


She was called to the bar in 1975 and then practiced at several Quebec law firms until 1990.

In April 1990 Deschamps was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court and in March 1992 to the Quebec Court of Appeal and promoted to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2002. She retired from the court on August 7, 2012. Deschamps is also an Associate Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke.

On October 2, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated Richard Wagner to the Supreme Court of Canada to replace her.

In 2013 she will be teaching at the McGill Faculty of Law.

Early life

Deschamps was born in Repentigny, Quebec.