Friday, August 05, 2011

Appointments to the bench

In our system judges are basically appointed by HM on the advice of HM PM. Apparently this was ok with the grits and dippers as long as the grits put up leftist judges who thought changing the constitution was like changing your underwear. I despise the living tree interpretation of the constitution and I think many of Canada's liberal judges have done great harm to The Great Dominion. The horrors unleashed by Trudeau and his fellow travelers will take decades to reverse. I hope the Tories will appoint judges who follow the constitution. That will be difficult given that many law schools have been utterly infected with leftist, anti western, anti capitalist thought. Consulting outside "experts" has become a joke.



NDP, Liberals slam Supreme Court advisory committee process, Comartin threatens to release division if unanimity not found

The two opposition MPs on a closed-door committee that will review government-selected candidates for two Supreme Court of Canada vacancies are raising red flags about the exclusively political nature of the panel Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson established for the review.

By TIM NAUMETZ
Published August 4, 2011 7:02 PM

Supreme Court advisory process: Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, pictured in this file photo is consulting opposition MPs about the Supreme Court vacancies.
PARLIAMENT HIL—The two opposition MPs on a closed-door committee that will review government-selected candidates for two Supreme Court of Canada vacancies are raising red flags about the exclusively political nature of the panel Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson established for the review.
Unlike the Supreme Court selection advisory panel established under the last Liberal government in 2005—made up of one MP from each party in the Commons and five outside legal experts, judges and the public—the committee the government set for what could be one of the most important rounds of Supreme Court appointments under Mr. Harper (Calgary-Southwest, Alta.) is comprised only of five MPs, a majority of three from the Conservative party.

1 comment:

E Mac said...

Excellent decision - As it should be!

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