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Ontario's moves to diversify judiciary praised, but more needs to be done: observers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 7:23 AM | By Ian Burns

Observers are applauding Ontario’s moves to create more diversity on the bench, but warn there is still a long way to go until the judiciary better reflects the population as a whole.

Faisal Mirza, Mirza Kwok Criminal Defence LawyersThese moves, which are being made in conjunction with the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) and the Ontario Court of Justice, include changing the judicial application form to include an option to self-identify as Indigenous, belonging to a racialized community or other ethnic or cultural group, a person...