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Judiciary says feds’ plan to disclose expenses of named judges is ‘constitutionally defective’

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 6:31 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian judiciary is pushing back hard against Bill C-58, warning MPs that the Trudeau government’s proposal to publicly disclose the travel and other expenses of named federal judges is “grossly unfair and unacceptable” and violates judicial independence.

Pierre Bienvenu, Norton Rose FulbrightUnder proposed amendments to the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act (Bill C-58) introduced June 19, the travel and other expenses of all 1,151 federally appointed judges — up to and including Supreme Court of Canada judges — would be made public for...