Truth Be Told

Book Review

Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law
by Beverley McLachlin

The first woman to ever hold the role of Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin shares her life’s story — from growing up in the foothills of Alberta, to her career on the Supreme Court.

As a young woman, McLachlin moved to Edmonton to pursue a degree in philosophy. But when a loved one suggested she try the law, she realized that her passion lay in solving real-world problems — and the legal system was a place where she could make true change.

With a world that struggled to accept females in the workforce, let alone the law, Beverley strived to be perfect in all that she set her mind to. And her hard work paid off. McLachlin rose through the courts at an incredible rate to eventually be named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Over the next eighteen years, she presided over some of the most prominent cases in the country.

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