Lawyers Weekly Profile of New Supreme Court of Canada Justice Richard Wagner
The article is entitled ‘Practical’ justice Wagner aces confirmation hearing -Supreme Court’s newest addition wins praise for his teamwork and gift for clear writing:
"What gets a jurist shortlisted for the nation’s highest court? Feet on the ground, leadership in the organized bar, and a gift for clear expression certainly help."
"Two members of the latest all-party Supreme Court Selection Panel recently shed some light on the closed-door appointment process, disclosing that Justice Richard Wagner’s 'practicality,' readable judgments, and contributions to the legal profession helped propel the former Quebec Court of Appeal judge to the 'final three' short list that the five-MP panel unanimously handed to the government."