As news spread Friday night that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87, reactions poured in from all corners of social media.
Though Ginsburg’s legal judgments affected Americans, her cultural influence wasn’t bound by borders and many famous Canadians paid tribute to her life.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to news of her passing by writing about Ginsburg’s impact on women’s rights.
A profound and fearless advocate for women, equality, and justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact will undoubtedly be felt for generations. My thoughts are with her family, colleagues, and all who were inspired by her lifetime of service.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 19, 2020
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s tribute also touched on other causes she championed, including the fight for LGBTQ and voting rights.
Thanks for leading the fight and bringing so many along on the journey to champion women's rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, immigration, health care, and so much more.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) September 19, 2020
Rest in Power Ruth ✊🏾♥️ pic.twitter.com/ks0k1vmPCo
Former Green Party leader Elizabeth May called the news “heartbreaking.”
Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould called Ginsburg a “hero” to herself and many others.
Oh my goodness... devastatingly sad! #RBG was & will always remain a champion of the law, truth, integrity & justice: a hero of mine—a hero to so many. Sincere condolences to her family, friends... 🙏🏽😢❤️— Jody Wilson-Raybould 王州迪 Vancouver Granville (@Puglaas) September 19, 2020
U.S. SC Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies...at 87 https://t.co/DcVpGsgQWX
Provincial politicians including B.C. Premier John Horgan, former...