09/30/2013 12:06 EDT | Updated 11/30/2013 05:12 EST

Justice Marc Nadon chosen for Supreme Court

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the nomination of Justice Marc Nadon for the Supreme Court of Canada.

Nadon will replace Justice Morris Fish, a Jean Chrétien appointee from Quebec who resigned from the Supreme Court of Canada on Aug. 31.

“I am pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Justice Nadon, whose extraordinary body of legal work …​ makes him an ideal candidate for the Supreme Court of Canada,” Harper said a written news release on Monday.

“His nomination is the result of an extensive review process that included consultations with prominent members of the legal community in Québec.”

More to come.