Advocates for minority Supreme Court judge disappointed by PM's choice

HALIFAX - Advocates who had hoped the Liberal government would appoint an aboriginal or other racial minority to the country's top court say they're disappointed that Ottawa has instead opted to choose a judge based on regional representation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday he's recommending Justice Malcolm Rowe of Newfoundland and Labrador for the Supreme Court of Canada, following the constitutional precedent of regional choices.

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