Federal Government Announces Selection Process for Next Supreme Court of Canada Justice
Justice Michel Bastarache is stepping down. His replacement must by tradition come from one of Canada's 4 Atlantic povinces.
For the selection process, the government has said it will follow this procedure:
- the federal government will consult with the Attorneys General of the four Atlantic provinces as well as the legal community
- a list of qualified candidates will be reviewed by a selection panel composed of five Members of Parliament, of which 3 will be Opposition members. The panel will forward a short list of 3 candidates to the Prime Minister
- the nominee will appear at a public hearing in front of an ad hoc parliamentary committee for questioning
- if all goes well, that nominee gets the job
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