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Bar complains of long delays in naming federal judges; justice minister says record number appointed in 2017

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:29 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Trudeau government’s chronic failure to name judges on time has renewed complaints from the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), which is demanding a speedy fix for the persistent appointment delays, along with an explanation from Ottawa for why it takes so long to fill judicial vacancies that are forecast months ahead.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldThe number of judicial openings across Canada has shot up again, to 63 as of Jan. 1 (a six per cent average vacancy rate as compared to the norm of about four...