Canada's PM names first top court judge, avoids political clash
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday made his first appointment to the country's Supreme Court, avoiding a potential political clash by naming a judge from one of the country's four Atlantic provinces.
Trudeau said he would appoint Malcolm Rowe from Newfoundland and Labrador to fill the vacancy of a retiring Nova Scotia judge at the top court, which has nine justices.
Atlantic Canada - where Trudeau's Liberals won all of the 32 Parliamentary seats in an October 2015 election - has traditionally held one of the nine slots.
In August, Trudeau sparked anger in the region with... read more
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