Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process - 2023
(Appointment of The Honourable Mary Moreau)

On November 6, 2023, the Prime Minister of Canada announced the appointment of the Honourable Mary Moreau to the Supreme Court of Canada (View Prime Minister's News Release). Under the process used for the first time in 2016, an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board was again given the task of identifying suitable candidates who are jurists of the highest caliber, are functionally bilingual, and are representative of the diversity of Canada.

In recognition of the convention of regional representation, this process was open to candidates from Western Canada and Northern Canada. When applying through the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada, candidates needed to make reference to their bar membership, judicial appointment, or other relationship with Western Canada or Northern Canada.

To enhance transparency, the assessment criteria guiding the Advisory Board's work, the questionnaire that all applicants had to answer, and certain answers provided in the questionnaire by the Prime Minister's nominee were all made public and can be found in the following pages. As required by the Terms of Reference, the final report of the Advisory Board will be made public within one month following Justice Moreau's appointment.