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.