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Chief Justice Crampton warns failure to fund Federal Court could lead to shuttered courtrooms

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 6:57 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the Federal Court might be forced to shutter its courtrooms at least one day a week in response to the Trudeau government’s failure to adequately fund the national trial court handling the bulk of litigation against the federal government.

Chief Justice Paul CramptonIn an exclusive interview, the chief justice said restricting the sitting days of his 40-member itinerant court is something he is only reluctantly considering, as a last resort, to deal with a longstanding multi-million-dollar annual “structural” funding shortfall (and...