Justice minister, former PM defend new process for top court

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press

Published Monday, October 24, 2016 3:30PM EDT

Last Updated Monday, October 24, 2016 6:55PM EDT

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government is going to stick with the selection process that led to the nomination of Newfoundland and Labrador justice Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada.

“A modern, dynamic, 21st-century court needed a modern, dynamic, 21st-century selection process,” Wilson-Raybould said Monday as she defended the new selection process during an appearance before the House of Commons justice committee.

The Liberal government revealed changes to the way it would appoint Supreme Court justices in August, …
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