Palbinder Kaur Shergill becomes first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as Canada SC judge

Palbinder Kaur Shergill, who was born in Rurka Kalan in Jalandhar district, had migrated to Canada along with her family at the age of four.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 24, 2017 3:47 pm
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Palbinder Kaur Shergill has become the first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as a Supreme Court judge of Canada. Justice Shergill has replaced Justice EA Arnold-Bailey who retired on May 31. The announcement was made on Friday by minister of justice and attorney general of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould.

The World Sikh Organisation in Canada extended its greetings to Shergill. “The appointment of Justice Shergill is another milestone for the Sikh community in Canada. It is a matter of great pride that today we have the first turbaned Sikh appointed to the judiciary in Canada,” Mukhbir Singh, President of the organisation, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Shergill, who was born in Rurka Kalan in Jalandhar district, had migrated to Canada along with her family at the age of four. She currently lives in Surrey with her husband, daughter and two sons. Shergill has actively represented the interests of Canadian Sikh community and has fought various cases including the right of Sikh students to wear a ‘kirpan’ in schools.

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    Madhur
    Jun 25, 2017 at 12:10 am
    Canada is a civilized nation where minorities and immigrants do not face hurdles if they work harder.
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      Vijay Khatri
      Jun 24, 2017 at 11:32 pm
      Interesting, there is no mention of this in the Canadian media. Also, the Supreme court judge who retired is not the one mentioned i this article. Some fact checking is required.
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        Vish
        Jun 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm
        This is the first uni headgear I ever saw. Indian punjabis will surely mull this over . Goes with the times.
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          Ram Tirth
          Jun 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm
          Nice! Congratulations Justice Shergill!
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            Rajendra
            Jun 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm
            It is not SCC but SCBC
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              missera1986
              Jun 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm
              WITH LIBERAL WOG LOVER JUSTIN TRUDEU IN CHARGE CANADA IS FAST BECOMING A TURBANISED GHETTO.THE NATIVE FRENCH CANADIANS SHOULD TAKE BACK THERE COUNTRY FROM THESE TERRORIST WORSHIPERS ASAP.
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                sunny
                Jun 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm
                LOL LOL BRING BACK HARD RIGHT CONSERVATIVE BRIAN MULRONEY
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                  Sujatha Selvam
                  Jun 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm
                  Why you are feeling jealous?
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                    Namasivayam Chokkalingam
                    Jun 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                    I am jealous about you. How is it that you have changed the idiom of English, here and elsewhere in your comments?
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                      goldy
                      Jun 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                      Wheres the jealous part In his Comment you illiterate sack Of Shiate.
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                      B. Walia
                      Jun 25, 2017 at 1:25 am
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                        SUNNY
                        Jun 25, 2017 at 2:55 am
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                          BOBBY
                          Jun 25, 2017 at 3:02 am
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