Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Law Times - Independent judiciary put in peril

An interesting article on judges opposing the government's new changes to the federal judiciary advisory committees.   In my view, these judges are an entirely correct in their assessments and concerns with the situation.  Query whether we want our justice system to be moving towards a more Americanized approach whereby individuals are elected or appointed according to the current political party's viewpoint on the law. 

The Canadian Judicial Council is openly criticizing Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s changes to federal judicial advisory committees, raising questions about the independence of the committees from the government and whether the most qualified candidates will continue to be appointed to the bench.

Source: Law Times - Independent judiciary put in peril

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