Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quotable: Mr. Justice Marc Rosenberg

Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Marc Rosenberg, speaking to the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association, where he was awarded the G. Arthur Martin medal for outstanding contributions in the field of criminal law:
Another danger is that the Charter could become a "Trojan horse," he said. While it gives Canadians the security their rights will be protected, it could also be a barrier to ensuring they have the best criminal justice system possible, with politicians and bureaucrats conditioned to think they just have to do the minimum necessary to meet Charter standards.
"When does the Charter minimum become the policy maximum?" Rosenberg asked.

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