June 27, 2017

Two Indian Origin Women Appointed SC Judge In Canada

Palbinder Kaur Shergill, Nitya Iyer

Indian origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster, and Nitya Iyer has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.

The Department of Justice reported that Justice Shergill replaces Madam Justice E.A. Arnold-Bailey, who retired effective May 31, 2017, and Justice Iyer replaces Justice K. Bracken (Victoria), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective March 30, 2017.

According to the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada, Justice Shergill is the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada.

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