Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bilingual Supreme Court of Canada Bill to Die in Senate?

Via Big City Liberal:

Here is Manitoba Senator Donald Neil Plett, a Harper appointee:

"I am very proud to say that our Government is guided by the principles of merit and legal excellence in the selection and appointment of judges to Canada’s superior and federal courts. Therefore, we will not support Mr. Godin’s Bill.

Bill C-232 would hinder regional representation by reducing the pool of highly qualified candidates from regions where fewer individuals are capable of hearing a case in both official languages."


Notice the use of "we"; I am assuming this means that the Tory Senators will be voting as a bloc, and not that Mr. Plett prefers the majestic plural.

I've previously articulated my own opposition to Bill C-232 here and here.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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