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Updated: Women get to bench on ‘merit alone’ not ‘quotas’ Wilson-Raybould insists

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 8:58 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould rejects the suggestion that she has been appointing female jurists to the superior courts over the heads of better-qualified men — a notion also contested by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) which continues to push for more women judges.

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldWilson-Raybould told The Lawyer’s Daily the Liberal government’s commitment to diversity and balance on the bench has not weakened its adherence to the merit principle — even though 58 per cent of her appointees so far are women,...