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Lawyers say many regions overlooked in making Federal Court appointments

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 1:22 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould ignored the federal judgeship applications of lawyers and provincial court judges in nearly half of the country when she recently appointed her own deputy minister to the Federal Court in a move which has generated complaints of unfairness as well as thousands of real and perceived conflicts for the national trial court.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldOn June 23 Wilson-Raybould appointed William Pentney, who since 2015 had been her right hand as deputy Justice minister and deputy attorney general of Canada. The same...