The previous processes have been been different for every appointment made to the Supreme Court of Canada. I can speak very confidently of the process that we're instituting as a government. The process that we are putting in place will ensure that there's openness, that there's transparency, and that there are many levels of accountability built into it to ensure that Canadians are provided with insight on how the process will unfold and that they will have a better understanding of how Supreme Court justices are appointed.
Further, we want to depoliticize the process by providing an independent advisory board with the ability to, for the first time, open up the process to candidates' putting their names forward. We are also ensuring that the advisory board will have the ability to headhunt, if you will, or to seek people who would be qualified jurists.
One of the reasons, or the major reason, we're putting forward a new process is to ensure that it's publicly known. Previous processes were not articulated in this manner, so that's a pretty stark difference between what we're doing now and what happened in the past.
I want to underscore that this is not to say that we do not have eminently qualified jurists of the highest calibre and integrity on the Supreme Court of Canada, an institution that I'm sure we are all very proud of for its integrity and the decisions it renders.