Pushing for Greater Diversity in the Judiciary
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations fully supports the concerted efforts of racialized lawyers, organizations, and members of the legal profession who have asked Canada’s Justice Minister Peter MacKay to address the lack of diversity of Canada’s judiciary. We believe that greater effort and political will is required to bring fairness and transparency to the recruitment, hiring and appointment process of federal judges on the Bench and in the Judiciary in Canada. Its time that the issue of diversity of leadership and representativeness our communities in the judiciary become an issue of public importance.
- Groups call on gov’t to appoint more minority judges
- Justice Minister Peter MacKay ducked important questions about women and minorities among Canada’s federally appointed judges.
- When asked about the dearth of women and visible minorities on federally appointed courts, Justice Minister Peter MacKay stunned several lawyers at a meeting in Toronto when he said they just “aren’t applying” for the jobs
- Canada’s Justice Minister Peter MacKay Defends Comments About Why So Few Female Judges