According to the news, Justice Mahmud Jamal, nominated as the next member of the supreme court by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau- is going to be the first Muslim judge of the Canadian supreme court.
“I know that Justice Jamal, with his exceptional legal and academic experience and dedication to serving others, will be a valuable asset to our country’s highest court,” the Canadian PM said in a statement released to the media.
Sources said that Justice Mahmud Jamal will replace Justice Rosalie Abella, who will retire on 1st July.
Presently, He is appointed as a judge in the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mahmud Jamal was born in Kenya in 1967 to a family originally from India.
Justice Jamal said: “At this stage of my life, there is no more meaningful way for me to contribute to the law and the pursuit of justice than through public service as a judge.”
“Every judge knows what an extraordinary privilege and responsibility it is to be entrusted with the judicial role.
“Every case is consequential, even if not precedential because it matters to the parties. I try to approach each case with an open mind and a willingness to listen, both to counsel and to my colleagues — it is always more important to listen than to speak.”