The Supreme Court of Canada is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence. To continue and improve upon this tradition, our Government introduced an open and transparent process to appoint a Justice of the highest caliber who would be functionally bilingual and representative of the diversity of our great country.
The Government of Canada supports programs and services that respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of victims and survivors of crime and help ensure a just, fair and compassionate Canadian justice system for all Canadians.
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of 22 Deputy Judges to the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and the Supreme Court of Yukon.
Our Government is committed to upholding the right of every individual in Canada to equal protection and equal benefit of the law, without discrimination. This right is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, began a working visit to Australia that will include meetings with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Attorney General of Australia, other elected officials, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and their leadership, and legal scholars.
The judiciary plays a unique and fundamentally important role in Canada's democracy. Every four years, an independent three-person commission is established to inquire into the adequacy of the compensation and benefits of federally appointed judges and Federal Court prothonotaries.