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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Chief Justice speaks out 
(en francais)

I'm sorry, but I wholeheartedly disagree with the Chief Justice. Starting with Justices of the Peace at the provincial level, the whole process is already highly politicized. Anyone who argues differently has their head so far buried in the sand they're bound to suffocate.

I think the process needs more scrutiny and openness in order to de-politicize it. I don't even begin to pretend to have the answer on how to do it, but surely our democracy can withstand a debate on the issue. Isn't that why we all trudge to the polls ever so often?
Don't tinker with selection process: Chief justice
Feb. 4, 2006. 01:00 AM

...McLachlin said that any changes that might give members of Parliament greater sway over senior court appointments could reduce Canadians' confidence that judicial decisions won't be influenced by politics.

"The courts are not just a mirror of Parliament and I think in order to preserve the public confidence in the impartiality of the courts, we should avoid politicizing" the appointment process, said McLachlin.

Paul Synnott at 6:34 a.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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