Comment – Supreme Court Rejects Prime Minister’s Appointee to the SCC

by Carlo di Carlo (Associate, Stockwoods LLP)

On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada finally resolved the uncertainty that was caused by challenges made to the Prime Minister’s most recent appointment to the bench, Justice Nadon.  The immediate challenge to this nomination led to the unprecedented situation where Justice Nadon was effectively “suspended” while the Supreme Court determined if his appointment was valid.  In what has been described as a “stunning blow” to the Prime Minister, ultimately, the Court decided that it was not.  Thus, the Prime Minister has been sent back to the drawing board to select a new Justice for one of the three spots on the bench for Quebec

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