Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Supreme Court needs diversity, say lawyers - CBC

by  Lynn Desjardins 
Originally published: April 4, 2016
Publisher: CBC.ca 

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.”

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