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Former federal justice lawyer Schmidt accuses department of ‘doublespeak’ after losing appeal

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 9:17 AM | By Christopher Guly

Edgar Schmidt has yet to decide whether he will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to review the Federal Court of Appeal’s recent ruling that dismissed his challenge of the federal government’s approach to determining the constitutionality of legislation.

The former federal Department of Justice (DOJ) senior lawyer headed the section responsible for providing legal advice on proposed bills before he was suspended without pay in 2013 after he sought declaratory relief from the Federal Court as to whether the government has properly complied with reporting...