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Trudeau Nominates First Indigenous Judge to Canada’s Top Court

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated the first-ever Indigenous judge to the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Michelle O’Bonsawin, an Abenaki member of the Odanak First Nation and a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, is set to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest bench after a parliamentary hearing.