Diversity, Transparency & Inclusion in Canada's Judiciary

Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity, Routledge, 2017, Forthcoming.

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2017

39 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2017

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Samreen Beg

Independent

Lorne Sossin

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: January 27, 2017

Abstract

“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.

Suggested Citation

Beg, Samreen and Sossin, Lorne, Diversity, Transparency & Inclusion in Canada's Judiciary (January 27, 2017). Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity, Routledge, 2017, Forthcoming.; Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2906870

Samreen Beg

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Lorne Sossin (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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