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Thomas Cromwell's retirement sets stage for Trudeau's first Supreme Court appointment

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

Cromwell, 63, was named to the Supreme Court in 2008, after serving 11 years on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

The Canadian Press

March 22, 2016

OTTAWA – Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring in September, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first appointment to the high court.

Cromwell, 63, was named to the Supreme Court in 2008, after serving 11 years on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

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Former prime minister Stephen Harper appointed seven of the high court’s nine judges, including Cromwell.

The court will begin to look different under Trudeau, said Prof. Jamie Cameron, who also teaches at Osgoode Hall.

“I just think that this is a prime minister who is more mindful of diversity considerations,” Cameron said. “One of the more interesting questions will actually be what this government is going to do with the appointment process.”

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