Palbinder Kaur Shergill has become first turbaned Sikh woman Supreme Court judge of Canada. The appointment was done just after the retirement of Justice E A Arnold-Bailey
The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada congratulated Shergill on her appointment. WSO President Mukhbir Singh said, “The appointment of Justice Shergill is another milestone for the Sikh community in Canada. It is a matter of great pride that we today have the first turbaned Sikh appointed to the judiciary in Canada and that too someone who has worked so closely with our organisation. Justice Shergill’s
Parbinder Kaur Shergill is known to be a prominent human rights lawyer in Canada, Shergill has represented the interests of the Canadian Sikh community in several cases heard by the Canada apex court, including the one dealing with the right of Sikh students to wear the kirpan (ceremonial dagger) in schools.
She is married and a mother of three children, including a daughter and twin sons.