‘Bad For Democracy’

‘Bad For Democracy’

From 4 years ago, but still relevant:

END RACE BASED LAW Daily News Canada

“Nine people — unelected people — apparently have the power to determine “what’s best for Canadian society”. With no reference to “the law”.

“What high Canadian official do you suppose recently said the following words:

“My job is simply to listen to what the parties have to say, and to do my best to understand the position, the ramifications of deciding one way or the other, to think about what’s best for Canadian society on this particular problem that’s before us, and give it my best judgment … ”

“Important work indeed. Sounds like a legislator. Perhaps a member of Parliament, a cabinet member, maybe even the Prime Minister? 

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‘Pro-Quebec Bias on Canada’s Political Court’

Relying on a discriminatory tradition that favours Quebec, the Prime Minister has appointed another Quebecker as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada:

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner the next chief justice, which gives the 60-year old Quebecker up to 15 years to put his mark on the country’s most powerful court, and on Canadian law, before mandatory retirement.

“…Justice Wagner was in most respects a conventional choice from a ‘Liberal’ prime minister – the senior judge from Quebec, in keeping with a loose {discriminatory} tradition in which the position of chief justice alternates between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Continue reading “‘Pro-Quebec Bias on Canada’s Political Court’”