Justice Sheilah Martin has a long history of ‘radical feminist activism,’ according to REAL Women of Canada.
OTTAWA, December 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Sheilah Martin, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s newest appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, has a long history of championing feminist causes, and was the first judge to rule an individual could legally obtain assisted suicide.
Trudeau announced Wednesday Martin was his nomination to fill the vacancy created by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s retirement on December 15, 2017. The Liberals will announce the new chief justice later this month.
Martin, 60, is a judge on the Court of Appeals for Alberta, Northwest Territory and Nunavut, and her nomination maintains the top court’s current balance between the sexes of four women and five men.
But REAL Women vice president and lawyer Gwen Landolt has raised the alarm on Martin’s long history of “radical feminist activism.”
The future Supreme Court justice penned a thesis on “Legal Controls on Human Reproductions in Canada: A History of Gender Biased Laws and The Promise of The Charter” for her law doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1991, Landolt pointed out in a Thursday press release.
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