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Rae skewers Liberals’ SCC appointment process

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 5:20 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Asking judges and other senior jurists to apply for the Supreme Court of Canada in the name of expanding the top court’s diversity is “misguided” because it effectively excludes some people who feel it is unseemly to compete for the job, said Bob Rae, Ontario’s ex-NDP premier, and the former interim leader of the federal Liberals.

Bob Rae, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLPRae, now with Toronto’s Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, challenged the view expressed Oct. 26 at the Supreme Court’s 2017 symposium by former Conservative Prime Minister...