Ottawa , September 2 2020

Chief Justice Wagner notes with sadness the passing of the Honourable Lance S.G. Finch, former Chief Justice of British Columbia and member of the Canadian Judicial Council

The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council, noted with great sadness the recent passing of the late Lance Finch, former Chief Justice of British Columbia and valued member of the Canadian Judicial Council. Former Chief Justice Finch was an active and engaged member of the Canadian Judicial Council for 12 years and took an active role in championing issues relating to judicial independence and judicial education. "Chief Justice Finch was a strong, wise and respected member of the Council and a fair and committed jurist", noted Chief Justice Wagner. "He will be deeply missed".

On behalf of all Council members, Chief Justice Wagner extends his sympathy to the entire Finch family.