HM PM Harper will appoint 5 supreme court judges and many other judges. I am a frequent critic of activist judges and the charter. Judges should defer to the legislature most of the time!. I am glad HM PM will appoint qualified judges who will be calm and conservative. It is time to undo years of liberal judicial activism.
The coming conservative court: Harper to reshape judiciary
The sudden retirement of two Supreme Court judges has handed Prime Minister Stephen Harper the chance to remake the high court along conservative lines, opening a debate over how to select their successors.
Mr. Justice Ian Binnie is leaving the court just three years short of his mandatory retirement age of 72. But Madam Justice Louise Charron’s decision to exit at 60 has accelerated a process that will see Mr. Harper fundamentally reshape the court by 2015.