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Canadian Club of Kingston

Welcome Members and Potential Members

Updated: 24 February 2018                           Next Speaker: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Speaker: Honourable Thomas Cromwell, CC, Retired Supreme Court Justice

Topic: "Access to Justice in Canada"


Congratulations, and thank you to those renewed and new members who have joined us for the 2017-18 program.

We regret to note the passing of our Honorary Patron, Douglas Rigsby, on 18 December 2017. May he rest in peace.


Membership Reminder - Former and potential-new members, please consider joining for the 2017-18 Program. 

Membership Fee: $45 for an individual, and $80 for a couple.



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The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, a Kingston native, earned a music degree (1973) and a Law degree (1976) from Queen's, and a graduate law degree from Oxford (1977). From 1979 to 1982 he practised law in Kingston and Toronto, and taught at Queen's Law School. He taught law at Dalhousie University for thirteen years between 1982 and 1997.


After eleven years on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2008 and served for eight years until his recent retirement. He has chaired the Chief Justice of Canada's Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters since 2009.


Justice Cromwell was first recipient of the Louis St. Laurent Award from the Canadian Bar Association, and has received four honorary doctorates in law. An award in his name was established by Queen's Law in 2015. In December, 2017, Justice Cromwell was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. He is now Senior Counsel with the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais.


Supreme Court decisions affect Canadians in many ways. Bring yourquestions about them, as Justice Cromwell discusses his time on the Supreme Court and his interest in access to justice as the biggest single problem faced by our legal system today.

The luncheon will be held at Minos Uptown Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess Street, Kingston.  It will start with a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 noon.

 The Canadian Club is an apolitical community-based organization that arranges monthly meetings at which distinguished speakers address its members on subjects of national or international significance.  It typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from October to May.  Each luncheon meeting features a speaker on a current topic of special interest to Canadians.

Members of the public are welcome. Cost of this luncheon is  $27 for members and $35 for non-members. Reservation for the luncheon is required and can be made by telephoning the Minos Restaurant at 613 384-2021, preferably before the day of the luncheon.

Please note that payment can be made only by cash or cheque (i.e. neither credit nor debit cards can be accepted).

For information on joining the Canadian Club, please call 613 530-2704 (Marg Kubalak), or visit the  Membership Application webpage.

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