Malcolm Rowe is first justice appointed under new process.
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Justice Malcolm Rowe is Trudeau's first high court nominee.
The Canadian Press
Tradition is the right word for the appointment in other ways. While most court watchers confidently predicted an aboriginal appointee, a woman, or both, Mr Trudeau confounded speculation by choosing an experienced, older white man. The traditional diversity markers of region and language won out over more recent preoccupations with race and sex.
Trudeau backed precedent of regional representation.
It's the PM's first pick under a new selection process.