by Lynn Desjardins
Originally published: April 4, 2016
There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada and several lawyers say it should be filled by someone from a visible minority. No indigenous person or other visible minority has ever been appointed to the nine-member bench.
‘It’s about confidence in the system’
As Canada’s population becomes more diverse, it becomes increasingly important to have a court that represents that reality, says Ranjan Agarwal, lawyer and president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. “I think it’s about confidence in the justice system.”