The news reports that the first Muslim judge of Canada’s Supreme Court is Justice Mahmud Jamal, nominated as the next Member of the Supreme Tribunal by the Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau.
“I know that Justice Jamal will be a significant asset for our country’s top court via his exceptional legal and academic skills and devotion to serving others,” the PM said in a statement to the media.
Sources indicated the replacement of Judge Mahmud Jamal, who will withdraw on 1 July.
He is currently appointed a judge in the Ontario Court of Appeal. Mahmud Jamal originally came from India in 1967 in Kenya.
Justice Jamal said: “To contribute to the law and to the pursuit of justice in this period of my life is no more meaningful method than to do so via the public service as a judge.”
“Each judge understands that the judiciary’s job should be given special privilege and responsibility.
“Every case, although unprecedented because it matters to the parties, is momentous. I try to approach each issue with an open mind and desire both to give advice and to listen – listening is always more essential than speaking.”