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PM picks feminist constitutional scholar from Alberta for SCC

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:21 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin, a fluently bilingual former law dean with strong constitutional and feminist credentials, to replace Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who retires Dec. 15.  

Prime Minister Justin TrudeauThe Liberal government announced Nov. 29 that the respected scholar who was dean of law at the University of Calgary from 1991 to 1996 will be elevated to the top court just 18 months after she was appointed to the Court of Appeal.

Her nomination (the appointment...