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Saturday, August 20, 2022

“‘I am optimistic it will erase a blind spot’: Who is Michelle O’Bonsawin, the Supreme Court of Canada’s first Indigenous justice? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced her nomination Friday, the fifth selection he’s made for the top court since the Liberals came to power in 2015.” Stephanie Levitz of The Toronto Star has this report.

The Canadian Press reports that “Michelle O’Bonsawin becomes first Indigenous person nominated to Supreme Court; O’Bonsawin comes to the court after spending five years as a judge at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.”

Randy Thanthong-Knight of Bloomberg News reports that “Trudeau Nominates First Indigenous Judge to Canada’s Top Court.”

Nick Boisvert of CBC News reports that “Michelle O’Bonsawin becomes 1st Indigenous person nominated to Supreme Court of Canada; O’Bonsawin, a Franco-Ontarian Abenaki from Odanak, has served on Ontario Superior Court of Justice since 2017.”

And Rachel Aiello of CTVNews reports that “Michelle O’Bonsawin nominated as Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court justice.”

Yesterday, the Office of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued a news release titled “Prime Minister announces the nomination of the Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada,” along with this profile of the nominee.

Posted at 8:25 PM by Howard Bashman