Mr. Justice Cromwell will unveil a portrait of Canada’s first Prime Minister atMacdonald Hall, the home of Queen’s Law School, at the end of the walking tour.
Queen’s Law will be hosting an informal reception after the unveiling to allow students and walking tour participants the unique opportunity to speak with a Justice from the highest court in the land.
“We are honoured that Mr. Justice Cromwell has accepted the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission’s (sirjohan2015.ca) invitation to lead our walking tour,” saidArthur Milnes, Commissioner. “As a jurist at highest level of the Canadian legal system Sir John A. Macdonald did so much to establish, Mr. Justice Cromwell’s insights are eagerly anticipated. At Mr. Justice Cromwell’s personal request, the walking tour will be making a special stop at one of the downtown Kingston buildings where Sir John A. Macdonald practiced law in the 19th century.”
Students from the Kingston public schools – Polson Park and Loyalist Collegiate – the future Supreme Court Justice attended in his youth are receiving special invitations to attend. The event starts at 12:30 pm at the Kingston Visitor Information Centreacross from City Hall on Ontario Street.
Mr. Justice Cromwell will now join an impressive list of distinguished Canadians including two former Prime Ministers of Canada (the Right Honourable Paul Martinand the Right Honourable John Turner), Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, Senators Linda Frum and Mike Duffy, broadcast journalists Steve Paikin and Lloyd Robertson, former Ontario Premier Bob Rae, Attorney General of Ontario John Gerretsen and other notable citizens who have led the Kingston tour to raise awareness about the fast-approaching 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth in 2015.
For further information contact The Commission in Kingston at (613) 767-8178 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour is being offered complimentary to students and members of the judiciary and wider legal community.
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Photo Credit Supreme Court of Canada, Philippe Landreville