Jean Beetz

Judge

1927 – 1991

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Who was Jean Beetz?

Jean-Marie Philémon Joseph Beetz, CC was a Canadian jurist and puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Jean Beetz and Jeanne Cousineau, he earned a B.A. in 1947 from the Université de Montréal and an LL.L in 1950. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and received a B.A. from Oxford University in 1953. Returning to Canada he became an assistant professor teaching constitutional law at the Université de Montréal in 1953. He was appointed by Pierre Trudeau, a former student of his, to the Quebec Court of Appeal in 1973 and was soon elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada on January 1, 1974. He retired in 1988, and in 1989 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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Born
Mar 27, 1927
Montreal
Also known as
  • Jean-Marie Philémon Joseph Beetz
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Université de Montréal
Died
Sep 30, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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