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New chief justice of Canada seeks ‘good justice for all,’ reforms to ‘opaque’ judicial discipline, administration

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 7:06 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Lawyers and judges should strive for “good justice for all and not exceptional justice for a few,” the new chief justice of Canada says.

Chief Justice Richard WagnerRichard Wagner, the Supreme Court’s 18th chief justice, told political and legal leaders, including the prime minister and many chief justices who came to Ottawa to celebrate his new post Feb. 5, that “to fulfil our mission as judges and lawyers, we need to provide better access to justice for Canadians” — a mission zealously pursued also by his...