Advocates for native or minority Supreme Court judge disappointed by PM”s choice

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HALIFAX — The Liberal government may have made history by nominating a Newfoundlander to Canada"s top court — but disappointed advocates say a more critical opportunity has been missed to add racial diversity to Canada"s predominantly white judiciary.

"It"s another white male ... It"s the exact thing we"ve been doing for years," said Koren Lightening-Earle, president of the Indigenous Bar Association, adding she would have been "borderline happy with any person of colour."

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