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Change may spur more indigenous judges

Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Ottawa could boost the minuscule number of indigenous superior court judges by acting on a recommendation by the latest federal judicial pay commission, suggests one of Canada’s senior indigenous judges.

Federal Court Justice Leonard (Tony) Mandamin, who is among just a half-dozen indigenous jurists on the nation’s federally appointed trial and appeal courts, welcomed the fifth quadrennial commission’s June 30 recommendation that Ottawa consider reforms to the federal judicial annuity scheme to enable provincial court judges to be elevated to the federal level, without being penalized...