Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada is located on Confederation Blvd (aka Wellington St)
The institution was created in 1875 by an Act of Parliament and is Canada's highest court. It is the final general court of appeal, the last judicial resort for all litigants, whether individuals or governments. It hears appeals from courts of appeal of the provinces and territories, as well as from the Federal Court of Appeal. In addition, the court is required to give its opinion on any question referred to it by the Governor in Council.

The building is 1930's art deco style which drew on ancient forms of Greek and Roman architecture, but simplified them.

This statue of Louis St. Laurant is situated on the lawn in front of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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