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Search on for Ontario judge to succeed Justice Rosalie Abella on Supreme Court

Search on for Ontario judge to succeed Justice Rosalie Abella on Supreme Court
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the seven members of an independent advisory board that will be responsible for reviewing applications and recommending a shortlist of candidates to fill the Ontario vacancy on the bench.

Candidates are to be functionally bilingual and representative of the diversity of the country.

The board is chaired by former prime minister Kim Campbell and includes former Supreme Court justice Louise Charron.

Abella was appointed to the top court in 2004 after sitting as a judge of the Ontario Family Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

"Justice Abella s long and distinguished judicial career is remarkable," Chief Justice Richard Wagner said in a statement Friday.

"She has made significant contributions to our society and Canadian jurisprudence, which earned recognition from numerous prominent institutions, both nationally and internationally

"She is a deeply committed person who has always served Canada with passion and panache."

Trudeau thanked Abella "for her leadership, excellence, and dedication on our highest court over the past 17 years."

For her part, Abella said she is preparing to leave the court "with a deep sense of pride in the integrity, independence and professionalism of this country s judges and lawyers."
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