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19 minutes ago, BlockedQuebecois said:

 

We should also consider disbanding U of T’s law school, seeing as it charges so much money while offering a literally zero percent chance of ever becoming the CJ of the SCC.

Bora Laskin studied law at both U of T and Osgoode. So, didn't U of T law technically produce the CJ of the SCC?? 

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6 minutes ago, ArchivesandMuseums said:

Bora Laskin studied law at both U of T and Osgoode. So, didn't U of T law technically produce the CJ of the SCC?? 

He was always in dissent so he doesn't count

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10 minutes ago, ArchivesandMuseums said:

Bora Laskin studied law at both U of T and Osgoode. So, didn't U of T law technically produce the CJ of the SCC?? 

Sure, if you want to be half a CJ, go to U of T.

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