As you quite rightly state, there are different criteria or factors for the advisory board to take into account, which I certainly will take into account in my review of the short list in the consultations, as will the Prime Minister upon making his recommendation to the Governor in Council to officially appoint the next Supreme Court justice. As we've discussed, regional representation is important and is a consideration, as is ensuring that we have a diversity of candidates brought forward who are reflective of Canadian society. Another important criterion that we have put in place and are committed to is having a functionally bilingual next justice of the Supreme Court.
It's equally as important, to underscore the realities and highlight the assessment criteria that are articulated publicly, that we have the most qualified, meritorious candidates. There are a lot of different categories in the breakdown of what merit actually means in terms of the next justice of the Supreme Court. There are a number of different criteria, as you rightly point out, all of which will be considered by the advisory board.