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There needs to be 3 Indigenous judges sitting on Supreme Court of Canada: professor – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202116 Views

The Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t have a single Indigenous judge among the nine members, but even appointing one wouldn’t go far enough.

There needs to be three.

That’s what Prof. John Borrows said on Nation to Nation Thursday.

“It’s never enough to have just have one voice in a place. That can be a bit narrow,” said Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria.

“We need the fuller dialogue, which is again what our laws teach us. We need various perspectives from different clans, from different parts of society to get to the better decisions.”

There’s three judges from Quebec sitting on the Supreme Court.

Catch Todd Lamirande’s full interview below with Borrows, a member of the of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/nation-to-nation/there-needs-to-be-3-indigenous-judges-sitting-on-supreme-court-of-canada-professor/

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