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On the Hill, Supreme Court nominee Kasirer faces questions on commitment to diversity, gender equality

By Beatrice Paez      

Nicholas Kasirer's responses on issues around gender equality were a little more revealing. 

Nicholas Kasirer, pictured July 25, 2019, the Trudeau government's latest Supreme Court nominee. Mr. Kasirer, Quebec Court of Appeal judge, faced a jury of MPs and Senators, who sought to spotlight issues of concern to their constituents, at a special committee hearing on his nomination that brought Parliamentarians back to the Hill on Wednesday.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s nominee for the top court on Thursday fielded wide-ranging questions from Parliamentarians on his fitness to serve in the interests of Indigenous communities, minorities, and vulnerable groups. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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