NAWL Letter to Justin Trudeau Urging for Diversity in the Supreme Court of Canada

20 July 2023
July 20, 2023

The National Association of Women and the Law is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a woman who is Indigenous, Black, racialized, and/or from other equality seeking communities to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. 

The Supreme Court requires not only in-depth knowledge of substantive law, but also judges with expertise grounded in lived experience. A bench that is more representative of the diversity of our country is more legitimate than one which excludes marginalized voices and identities. Thankfully, there is no shortage of brilliant and experienced female lawyers who are from racialized or other equality seeking communities and who can serve our country with distinction on its highest court. 

We look forward to celebrating an appointment that will ensure that the Supreme Court of Canada reflects Canada’s diversity.  

Read the letter here.

about NAWL
The National Association of Women and the Law is a not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy.
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