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Queen's University expert discusses Peter MacKay's comments on the lack of female judges


Queen’s University expert Erin Crandall is available to discuss Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s suggestions that there are less female judges because women have a stronger bond with their children.

“Justice Minister Peter MacKay claims that the dearth of appointments of women and visible minorities to the federal bench is due to a lack of applicants. However, applicant numbers from the Ontario Court of Justice show that women are applying for these posts in large numbers,” says Dr. Crandall. “Without providing the federal data, Minister MacKay's claims appear suspicious.”

Dr. Crandall is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.

Please note that Dr. Crandall is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Rosie Hales at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca, or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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