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'Saskatchewan’s turn' for SCC judge some say after nominations close for western vacancy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:05 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Saskatchewan is overdue to be represented on the Supreme Court as it’s been 55 years since its last appointment to the top court, say lawyers from the prairie province.

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Justice Georgina JacksonNominations closed Sept. 15 for the western seat that opens up when British Columbia’s Beverley McLachlin retires in Dec., and applications were expected from B.C., the Prairies and the north.

Some, however, think that Ottawa should be looking first to Saskatchewan’s benches, which boast some highly regarded jurists with national profiles...