The Prime Minister today announced the nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Martin served on the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary from 2005 until June 2016 when she was appointed as a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Justice Martin holds a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto and taught as a law professor at the University of Calgary for 20 years. Justice Martin has been recognized with many awards, including the Distinguished Service Award for Legal Scholarship, the Law Society of Alberta’s Certificate of Merit, and the YWCA’s Advancement of Women Award.
This nomination will fill the vacancy left following the retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on December 15, 2017, and is the second nomination under the Government of Canada’s new Supreme Court selection process (the first being Justice Rowe in October 2016).
For the full announcement by the Prime Minister, including a link to Justice Martin’s candidate questionnaire, click here.