Canada PM Trudeau nominates first judge of colour to sit on Supreme Court

Canada PM Trudeau nominates first judge of colour to sit on Supreme Court

Channel NewsAsia - World·2021-06-18 06:02

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday (Jun 17) made history by nominating the first judge of colour to sit on the country's Supreme Court, which has only ever had white justices in its 146-year existence.

Mahmud Jamal, who has been a judge on Ontario's court of appeal since 2019, trained as a lawyer and appeared before the Supreme Court in 35 appeals addressing a range of civil, constitutional, criminal and regulatory issues.

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