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Top Manitoba judge says chief justices must work with government to solve problems

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 11:53 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Chief justices are not “potted plants” who must sit silently by and leave it up to governments to deal with court delays and other serious problems in the legal system, says a Manitoba chief justice, whose efforts to reform the preliminary inquiry sparked a professional misconduct investigation — and recent vindication — by the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC).

Chief Justice Glenn JoyalIn an exclusive interview, Manitoba Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal reacted to the CJC’s June 8 dismissal of an ethics complaint made last February...