Monday, February 12, 2007

Globe and Mail Continues to Whine About Conservative Judges

The Conservative government has loaded the committees that determine who can become a judge, selecting a series of Tories including former politicians, aides to ministers, riding association officials and defeated candidates. The influential but little-known judicial advisory committees were created in 1988 to take partisan politics out of the appointment of judges. But half - at least 16 out of 33 - of the people chosen by the federal justice minister as his nominees are conservative partisans, a review by The Globe and Mail has found.