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Novel lawsuit could reverberate beyond Senate to bench choices

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Ottawa has moved to appeal the greenlighting for trial of a novel lawsuit that would oblige the federal government to speed up its appointments to the Senate, and possibly to the federal bench.

Lawyers for Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on May 29 asked the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn a Federal Court judge’s refusal to strike out Vancouver lawyer Aniz Alani’s potentially far-reaching test case.

“I am not persuaded, on the record presently before me, that it is plain and...