The Coming Conservative Court: Harper to Reshape Judiciary

The Supreme Court of Canada

By Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail, 13 Friday 2011 

The sudden retirement of two Supreme Court judges has handed Prime Minister Stephen Harper the chance to remake the high court along conservative lines, opening a debate over how to select their successors. [...]

Mr. Justice Ian Binnie is leaving the court just three years short of his mandatory retirement age of 72. But Madam Justice Louise Charron’s decision to exit at 60 has accelerated a process that will see Mr. Harper fundamentally reshape the court by 2015. [...]


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