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Experts urge N.B. to compromise on job transfers for federal judges

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 06:28 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (CSCJA) said a bill that would give the New Brunswick government the new power to veto the judiciary’s decisions on job transfers for federal trial judges within the province does not violate judicial independence — notwithstanding strong constitutional doubts expressed by several academics and the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA-NB).

Chief Justice David SmithOn April 18 the association representing 1,000 federally appointed judges informed New Brunswick Chief Justice David Smith by letter that it won’t accede...