A Remarkable Virgo: Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé CC GOQ

Anna Oroianu, Second Year English Common Law student

With the recent 85th birthday celebration of the Honourable Justice L’Heureux-Dube, I want to reflect on the extent to which this particular Virgo fits into the traditional description of a Virgo. One reliable source providing information on the exacting science of astrology describes the typical Virgo as: picky, practical, critical, industrious, methodical, serious, strong intellect, modest, humane, logical, over-thinkers, courageous, prone to skepticism, and easy-going. Virgos take great joy in serving others and always work for the greater good.

If I were to think of Justice L’Heureux-Dube’s judgments, I would say that she has displayed a great degree of compassion and intellect in every one of them. Her highly-developed critical mind was able to formulate ground-breaking decisions that would later become the norm. She has been practical, logical and serious, but also at times easy-going. In order to become the second woman appointed to the highest bench in Canada, she most definitely had to have an industrious and practical personality. The legal profession still remains challenging for women and only the strong, tough, and intelligent can advance to the highest ranks. To become the outstanding judge that she became, she needed to have a
strong humane side to her character. It is only with great compassion for others that one can make truly intelligent decisions. Finally, she has also displayed remarkable mental strength and courage.  It takes a truly brave soul to continue dissenting in so many decisions!

Indeed, Justice L’Heureux-Dube appears to fit the description of a classical Virgo and to be a role model for all those that are born under this sign, including myself.

 

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