Canada nominates first Muslim judge to Supreme Court
ISLAMABAD: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced about nomination of the first Muslim judge in the country’s Supreme Court.
Mahmud Jamal has been appointed as a judge of the top court. He will not only be the first Muslim to hold the post but also the first man of color.
This is the first time in Canada’s 146-year history that a Muslim has been appointed a judge of the country’s Supreme Court. Mahmud Jamal’s nomination will still need to be approved by the House’s Justice Committee, but it is being described as a mere formality.
“Justice Mahmud Jamal has had a distinguished career, throughout which he’s remained dedicated to serving others. He’ll be a valuable asset to the Supreme Court – and that’s why, today, I’m announcing his historic nomination to our country’s highest court,” Justin Trudeau tweeted.
In a tweet, Youth Member of Canadian Parliament Julie Dzerowicz said it represented the fourth nomination under the SC appointment process launched by the government in 2016 to promote greater openness, transparency, and accountability.
She said PM Justin Trudeau had announced the historic nomination of the Honourable Mahmud Jamal to the apex court.
“Justice Jamal has had a distinguished career as a litigator with a deep commitment to pro bono work prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal for Ontario,” she added.