Racialized communities strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has committed to developing a multi-year, multi-faceted, province-wide racialized

communities strategy that will build upon the services and supports that LAO already has in place.

Contents

News item (graphic shows illustration of a newspaper)

Canada’s All-White Supreme Court Must Evolve

Only white people have ever sat on the Supreme Court of Canada. Some believe it is high time this should change, while others continue to defend the idea of “merit” as the basis for appointments, evidently finding nothing suspicious about an ostensibly meritocratic system in which only white people rise to the highest positions. The fact is the homogeneity of the lily-white court is a severe weakness and has the practical effect of ensuring a white and privileged worldview remains ascendant in Canadian law.

Source: Huffington Post (article available in English only)