Trudeau Announces Nomination of Mahmud Jamal to the Supreme Court
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the nomination of Mahmud Jamal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Justice Jamal would be the first person of colour on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Justice Jamal has been on the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2019. He appeared in 35 appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada on civil, constitutional, criminal, and regulatory issues. He also taught constitutional law at McGill University and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is bilingual.
The selection process was launched on February 19 to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella.
Justice Jamal was born in Kenya, raised in England, and completed high school in Edmonton.