Diversity, Transparency & Inclusion in Canada's Judiciary
Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity, Routledge, 2017, Forthcoming.
39 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 27, 2017
“Of 100 new federally appointed judges 98 are white, Globe finds”. This arresting headline from the Globe and Mail in 2012 created waves in the legal community and beyond. While it was known that the Canadian judiciary – particularly federal judicial appointments – suffered from problems related to diversity and inclusion, the extent of the problem had not been explicitly laid out before. The headline and report that followed not only highlighted the fact that the judiciary was not seeing any progress with respect to representation, but was actually regressing from gains that had been made in previous years.
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