Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada. This nomination will fill the vacancy left following the retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on December 15, 2017.
Members of the House’s Justice and Human Rights Committee, the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, as well as representatives of the Bloc Québécois and the Green Party, will be invited to take part in a questions and answers session with the nominee. Prime Minister Trudeau has selected Interim Dean François Larocque to moderate the session.
Parliamentarians, special guests, and law students from across the country have been invited to attend the event, which will take place on December 5, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 114 Wellington Street, Ottawa.
For more information regarding the nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin, as well as frequently asked questions on the Supreme Court of Canada appointment process, consult the following webpages:
News Release: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/releases
Frequently Asked Questions: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/11/29/frequently-asked-questions-supreme-court-canada-appointment-process