PM announces nominee for Supreme Court of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Mr. Justice Marc Nadon for the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Justice Nadon will replace Mr. Justice Morris Fish, who resigned from the Supreme Court of Canada effective August 31, 2013.

“I am pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Justice Nadon, whose extraordinary body of legal work – as a longtime judge on both the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal; judicial member of the Competition Tribunal; expert in maritime and transportation law with almost 20 years as a practicing member of the Barreau du Québec; arbitrator; teacher; and author – makes him an ideal candidate for the Supreme Court of Canada,” said Prime Minister Harper. “His nomination is the result of an extensive review process that included consultations with prominent members of the legal community in Québec.”

Mr. Justice Nadon has agreed to appear before an ad hoc committee of parliamentarians on October 2, 2013.

Biographical notes on the nominee are attached. Further information is available at http://www.fja.gc.ca/home-accueil/index-eng.html.

Backgrounders on the Supreme Court of Canada appointments selection process and on the appointment of a federal court judge to the Supreme Court of Canada are also attached.

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