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Ranjan on CBC Radio on SCC Selection Process and Diversity
August 03, 2016
Ranjan Agarwal appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning to discuss changes to the way the Prime Minister appoints Supreme Court justices. Ranjan is president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto and stated that the problem with the SCC's lack of diversity is that Supreme Court justices tend to come from provincial Courts of Appeal and there are few diverse candidates to choose from at that level. Diversity, he said, must start with the appointment of diverse judges at lower court levels. Read article: New Supreme Court justice selection process won't lead to diverse bench: Toronto lawyer