Mr. Speaker, we are obviously very proud of our record in naming women to the bench. There are 182 who have been named since we became government in 2006. This represents a 17% increase. Obviously, we want to encourage good candidates to apply to the JACS. As far as diversity goes, we will reinforce the notion that this has to be reflected in judicial appointments.
I notice that Justice Michael Tulloch, who was born in Jamaica, was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Justice Valerie Miller was the first black judge appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. Justice Leonard Mandamin was the first aboriginal Canadian appointed to the Federal Court.
We will continue to appoint diversity.