Supreme Court Selection Process ‘Unfair’ To Indigenous

Two leading First Nations voices say the government’s new Supreme Court of Canada selection process creates unfair barriers for indigenous candidates due to its “functionally bilingual” requirement.

Sen. Murray Sinclair, former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, told The Canadian Press an indigenous appointment to the top court is long overdue and should be the government’s top priority.

“I think that’s the greatest act of reconciliation, if the prime minister is serious about that, is to put an indigenous person … on to the Supreme Court of Canada.”

AFN chief weighs in

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