|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
January 7, 2000 – November 30, 2014
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Preceded by||Beverley McLachlin|
|Succeeded by||Suzanne Côté|
|Born||November 30, 1939|
Quebec City, Quebec
|Alma mater||Université Laval|
LeBel was born in Quebec City. He was the son of lawyer Paul LeBel, Q.C.
He went to school at the Collège des Jésuites, graduating with a BA in 1958. LeBel earned his law degree at Université Laval in 1962 and went on to get an LL.M from the University of Toronto in 1966. He was a top student, winning the Governor General’s medal, the Lieutenant General’s medal and the Tessier silver medal.
He was called to the bar in 1962 and practised in Quebec City in several firms until 1984. During this period he taught at the University of Ottawa and Université Laval.
He is married to Louise Poudrier since August 28, 1965. His wife is also a lawyer and taught at Université Laval until 2000. They have three children: Paul, Catherine and François, who was appointed a judge of the Court of Quebec in 2018.