If Liberals, NDP get their way, Supreme Court judges will be picked for bilingualism, not merit

There is a push on to make sure that the group of prospective judges allowed to sit on Canada’s highest court is smaller than it currently is.

  • Minicapt

    The leaders of both the Grits and the Dippers should have to write competency exams every six months, if they wish to retain their jobs.


  • As though it is any different now…

  • canminuteman

    What difference would it make? They could hardly be worse than the supreme court judges we have now.

  • DD_Austin

    Bilingual now, Diversity next, then bi sexual
    oh, btw English Canadians need not apply

  • ntt1

    What we need in Canada is a standing “not withstanding” clause making all supreme court decisions subject to ratification by elected representatives and cut this elitist progressive den of inequity’s budget to the bone, why are we paying for a hostile political action party.?

  • DMB

    Just look at Justin Trudeau. There is a guy who was certainly not picked based on merit but rather his family background and secondary his looks. That is the only thing going for him. If he was evaluated on merit by the Liberal party he would have done poorly in the Liberal leadership race. Right now there seems to be an abundant amount of politicians who don’t see merit as a critical factor on who should get important leadership roles in government.

    • ntt1

      when it is all sock puppetry ,then pretty socks are the only kind of merit worth recognizing.

  • tom_billesley

    I don’t think that English and Arabic language skills should be the determinant.

  • cmh

    the push to legitimize french will not end. they should never have been given equal status.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Well, you can’t coach the Montreal Canadiens unless you’re pur laine.
    How’s that worked out since 1993?
    I know.
    It doesn’t explain the Make Beliefs.
    But, I don’t care.
    I am a Bruin fan.
    And a Red Sox fan.
    And a Patriots fan.
    And a Celtics fan.
    And I live in Winnipeg.

    • Minicapt

      Boston is the epi-centre of most evil.


      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Yeah, but.
        Bobby Orr.

        • Minicapt

          … Parry Sound.