Mahmud Jamal.  Source: Radio-Canada

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Mahmud Jamal. Source: Radio-Canada

The Prime Minister Justin trudeau announced Thursday the appointment of Mahmud Jamal as judge at the highest court in the land.

In a press release, Trudeau said Jamal, who “is bilingual,” had “a brilliant career as a litigator and showed a deep commitment to volunteer work prior to his appointment to the Court. Ontario Appeal in 2019 ”.

We also learn that he “appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in 35 appeals on civil, constitutional, penal and regulatory matters”.

Mahmud Jamal has also taught constitutional law at McGill University and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

“I am convinced that Judge Jamal, with his vast experience in legal and academic circles and his dedication to serving others, will be a valuable asset to the highest court in our country,” commented the Prime Minister.

To finalize the appointment process, Judge Jamal will have to undergo a question period jointly organized by a parliamentary committee and a Senate committee. The exercise is a simple formality.

With this appointment, the government is filling the post that will be left vacant with the imminent retirement of Judge Rosalie Silberman Abella.