Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canadian Lawyer Cover Story - Harper's Judicial Appointments Process

I've written the cover story for Canadian Lawyer Magazine in September - out now. 

My article examines the system that Harper's Conservatives and Justice Minister Peter MacKay have developed to stack the mechanics of the federal judicial appointments. The result is an opaque and closed door system that sees women appointments stalled and visible minorities on the bench at a pathetic 1.5%, while the Conservatives hide behind a fictional "arms length" process.

You can read the full article here.