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Indigenous jurists made up 21% of applicants for SCC vacancy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 7:01 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Fourteen jurists vied last fall to fill the Supreme Court’s western vacancy — of which 21 per cent self-identified as Indigenous, according to the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Appointments, chaired by former prime minister Kim Campbell.

Kim Campbell, Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada AppointmentsOn Jan. 26, the Liberal government published the report of the non-partisan advisory board which supplied the unranked, three-person confidential short list from which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin...