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Pushing for greater diversity in the judiciary

June 21, 2014

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.

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