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Growing calls for reform in way those who judge others are judged

Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is facing calls for reform as the council of 39 chief justices braces for intense public scrutiny at the Robin Camp inquiry set for next week.

The growing appetite for change (shared by the council itself) is not lost on the Liberal government, which is mulling a raft of potential amendments to the federal Judges Act —including adding public participation to the cloistered discipline process that normally permits only chief judges to be the arbiters of superior court judges’ conduct....