The PM names a new Supreme Court of Canada justice – but ignores his own protocols

Suzanne Cote

Photo of Future SCC Justice Suzanne Cote from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt website

Prime Minister Harper announced late last week that his choice for replacing soon to retire Justice Louis LeBel was Suzanne Cote, a respected member of the Quebec bar and commercial litigator with the esteemed law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt. While his choice of judge cannot be faulted, the manner in which he is carrying out this nomination can be.

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