canada supreme court mahmud jamal named: Indian-origin judge appointed first black justice in supreme court of canada
Indian-origin judge Mahmood Jamal has created history. Jamal has been nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada. With this, he has become the first black judge to be nominated to the top court of the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced the nomination of Justice Jamal to the Supreme Court.
Justice Jamal will replace retiring Judge Rosalie Silberman Abella, the first Jewish and first refugee judge on the top court. Trudeau said in a statement: “I am pleased to announce the nomination of Justice Mahmood Jamal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Due to his exceptional legal and academic experience, he will prove to be of great value to the top court of the country. ‘
Jamal was born in Kenya
According to CTV News, Justice Jamal was born in Kenya. His family is of Indian origin. His family came to Canada in 1981 and settled here. Justice Jamal was born in Kenya and his family is originally from India. Jamal’s family had immigrated to Britain from Kenya. In 1981, Jamal’s family moved to Canada.
Jamal now lives in Edmonton and did his high school from here. He did his BA from the University of Toronto. He did his graduation in law from McGill University. Jamal holds a Master of Laws from Yale University. He has also worked as a law clerk in a Quebec court.
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