Canada's PM names first top court judge, avoids political clash

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

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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