Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Possible Reform of Supreme Court of Canada Appointments Process

Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has tabled a new process for Supreme Court of Canada appointments with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. See the News release from the Dept. of Justice website: Government of Canada Moves to Reform Supreme Court of Canada Appointments Process (April 7, 2005). From what I can see, the big change is forming an advisory committee that would review and recommend candidates for vacancies in the future.

Probably a good idea. Better than letting the PM pick his buddies I suppose. If that ever happens. Hmmm....

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