Monday, May 30, 2011

Lawyers Weekly Article on Upcoming Supreme Court of Canada Nominations

The most recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly briefly examines the role of New Democratic MP Joe Comartin, one of the federal politicians who will sit on the parliamentary committee that is to come up with a shortlist of candidates to fill the shoes of two departing Supreme Cout justices:

"At press time Comartin was the only announced name on the vetting committee, which also comprises one Liberal and three Conservatives."

"He will be the committee’s institutional memory, having previously participated in the pre-appointment screening of Liberal-appointed Supreme Court Justices Rosalie Abella and Louise Charron, and Conservative-appointed Justices Marshall Rothstein and Thomas Cromwell. "
The Prime Minister has said that he will name the replacements for retiring Justices Ian Binnie and Louise Charron from the committee's list.

The last part of the article has a list of people who look like potential candidates for the two open positions.

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