OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Justice Mahmud Jamal as the next member of the Supreme Court of Canada – the first non-white judge to take the seat.
He will replace Justice Rosalie Abella, who retires from the top court on Canada Day, according to CBC News.
“I know that Justice Jamal, with his exceptional legal and academic experience and dedication to serving others, will be a valuable asset to our country’s highest court,” the Canadian PM said in a statement issued to the media.
The fully bilingual Justice Jamal was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2019 and appeared in 35 appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada on civil, constitutional, criminal and regulatory issues.
Justice Jamal has also taught constitutional law at McGill University and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School.