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Justice minister says Indigenous judge for Supreme Court coming ‘soon’

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 7:07 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

An Indigenous jurist will be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada “soon,” maybe even to the next opening, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell told MPs.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldThe justice minister and Campbell, chair of the non-partisan advisory committee which shortlisted Supreme Court nominee Sheilah Martin for the top court’s impending Western vacancy, appeared jointly at the Commons Justice Committee Dec. 4 to explain the appointment process and why the Alberta Court of Appeal justice was picked by the prime...