The Nadon Appointment to the Supreme Court


Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

“If I hadn’t brought the challenge, Justice Nadon would be deciding cases as we speak," lawyer Rocco Galati said Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.

I admit that I have a strong bias here when it comes to Rocco Golati, the Toronto lawyer who was instrumental in stopping the appointment of Marc Nadon to Canada’s Supreme Court.  My bias? I admire the “Roc” and consider him a friend.

Marc  Nadon stood poised to enter Canada’s Supreme Court. The problem with Nadon’s appointment was subsequently borne out in a challenge to the Supreme Court led by Rocco.  The court decision found that Golati was absolutely right in his assertion that the appointment itself stood outside the rules of the court and, in fact the Constitution.   Quebec is guaranteed three seats on Canada’s top court by language contained in the Constitution.  Those conditions are set out in law specifically to protect the uniqueness of one of Canada’s founding cultures.

Nadon was seen as a “conservative” judge in Quebec in a province known to produce benchers often known…

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Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

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