- Rosalie Abella
name = Rosalie Silberman Abella
office = Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
August 30 2004
Frank Iacobucci/ Louise Arbour
successor = Incumbent
birthdate = birth date and age|1946|7|1
Rosalie Silberman Abella, FRSC (born
July 1, 1946) is a Canadian jurist. She was appointed in 2004 to the Supreme Court of Canada, becoming the first Jewishwoman and the sixth woman to sit on the Canadian Supreme Court bench.
Abella was born in a
displaced persons camp in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to Canada with her family in 1950. She graduated from the University of Toronto Law Schoolin 1970, and practised civil and family law litigation until 1976, when she was appointed to the Ontario Family Court, becoming the youngest and first pregnant judge in Canadian history. [cite web| title =The newest justices| publisher = CBC News| date = 2006-02-24| url =http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/supremecourt/nominees.html| accessdate =2007-10-08 ] She was then appointed to the Ontario Court of Appealin 1992.
Abella, who is considered one of Canada's foremost experts in
human rightslaw, has also been a chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Boardand the Ontario Law Reform Commission, and a board member of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She was also a member of the judicial inquiry on the Donald Marshallcase. She chaired the Ontario Study into Access to Legal Services by the Disabled.
Abella was the sole commissioner of the 1984 federal Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, in which she coined the term
employment equity, a strategy for reducing barriers in employment faced by women, non-whites, people with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
While also chair of the
Law Reform Commission, she taught law at McGill Universityin Montreal.
Abella has also been active in Canadian cultural life. She has been a judge of the
Giller Prize, and is a graduate of classical piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
She is married to Canadian historian
Irving Abellaand has two sons, lawyers Jacob and Zachary. She is the recipient of 23 honorary degrees and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Abella
* [http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/aboutcourt/judges/Abella/index_e.asp Madam Justice Rosalie Abella]
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