Mr. Justice Selwyn Romilly, first Black appointee to the Supreme Court of British Columbia

In 1995, Mr. Justice Selwyn Romilly became the first Black to be appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In an address in 2006, he looked back to his heritage in Trinidad and Tobago and to the motto of that country – "Discipline, Production and Tolerance" – as a source of enduring inspiration. "The greatest glory in living," he said, quoting the words of Nelson Mandela, "lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall."

Selwyn Romilly

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