Allen Linden, LRC chairman since 1983, has been appointed to the Federal court of Appeal by Justice Minister Kim Campbell.

Under Linden the Commission did the groundwork for a revision of the Criminal Code according to secularist principles.  Two of the LRC’s contributions to the secularization of Canadian law are their recommendations on euthanasia suicide and abortion.

The LRC’s new chairman is Gilles Latourneau, its vice-president since 1985.