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AbellaRosali-Silber_small - still image

AbellaRosali-Silber_small - still image

Justice Rosalie Abella's life has been a series of "firsts": She was Canada's first Jewish woman judge and the country’s youngest ever. She was the first woman chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the first woman in the British Commonwealth to become the head of a Law Reform Commission. In August 2004, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, becoming the first Jewish woman to sit on the Canadian Supreme Court bench. Abella is shown here in a photograph taken in 1983.

Institution: Justice Rosalie Abella

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