Mr. Harper's subjective motivations are irrelevant, as the Court's ultimate decision is sadly also irrelevant. Intentional or not, and whatever the decision, your appointment has created a situation that can only further divide Canadians and damage the reputation of and respect for the Supreme Court you have been asked to serve.
The controversy over Marc Nadon's appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada reached an important milestone late last month, when the Attorney General of Canada filed its written argument for the upcoming Reference. Unsurprisingly, it says that the Supreme Court Act, properly interpreted, permits Nadon's elevation to the Court. I disagree.
On parliament hill yesterday, Harper's fifth Supreme nominee, Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeals, sat before a motley crew of inquisitors for a three-hour job interview. The questions exchanged ended up being less "hiring committee" and more "bring your dad to class day."
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper's newest pick for the Supreme Court Marc Nadon says he did not lie to a Parliamentary