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Liberals fail to deliver on pledge to publish excerpts ‘shortly’ from applications for bench

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 12:43 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Time still crawls at the Department of Justice (DOJ) when it comes to judicial appointments — and the government admits that limited resources devoted to the task are a factor.

Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne SossinWhen the Liberals were elected two years ago, the Trudeau government vowed to shed more light on the secrecy-shrouded process of appointing federal judges. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould earned praise at the time for pledging to post on the website of the DOJ substantial excerpts from the extensive revised questionnaires...