Use the link below to read Sean Fine’s excellent article “Steven Harper’s Courts: How the Judiciary has been Remade” (Globe and Mail).
PUBLISHED JULY 24, 2015
UPDATED JUNE 5, 2017
Justice System Stacked?
The article focuses on Stephen Harper’s misuse of the judicial appointment process to “stack the court” with Judges who are aligned with his political agenda, an agenda that includes harsh punishment for crime focused on long prison terms.
The article also describes how Harper has used his broad power to personally select judicial appointments to appoint Judges who support an extremely limited view of the constitutional rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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