Reviews from the legal community are scathing.
"Stupid," "scary," "ill-conceived" and "pandering" are just some of the adjectives used to describe New Brunswick MP Yvon Godin's proposal -- and those come from lawyers and jurists who believe the bill is actually well-intentioned.
"I think it's a bad idea; a very, very bad idea," said David Scott, a pre-eminent Ottawa lawyer who has represented federal commissions of inquiry, the Government of Canada and former prime minister Jean Chretien.
To reiterate my own views:
This vital judicial institution should not be compromised on the altar of feel-good politics.The proposed amendment is a truly bad idea that should be dropped.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto