Government of Canada releases report following the appointment of Justice Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada
The Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments was first established in August 2016. It is an independent and non-partisan body whose mandate is to provide non-binding, merit-based recommendations to the Prime Minister on Supreme Court of Canada appointments. The members of the Advisory Board for Quebec Seats were announced in May 2019.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Canada and Quebec, the independent and non-partisan Advisory Board for this process is composed of eight members, all of whom must be functionally bilingual.
The Advisory Board is supported by the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs.
Upon receiving the shortlist of potential nominees, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, undertook a careful, rigorous and thorough process of review and consultation.
On July 25, 2019, the Minister and the Chair of the Advisory Board appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to discuss the nomination. Details of the hearings are available from the Standing Committee's homepage.
On July 25, 2019, the nominee to the Supreme Court of Canada participated in a moderated question-and-answer session before parliamentarians.
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