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Be careful what you ask for

A future PQ government could submit a list of prominent separatist lawyers for the Quebec-designate position. Although there are no (identified) separatists in the senior Quebec courts, all that is technically required is membership in the Quebec bar.

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  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Be careful what you ask for because you might get it. Thus, goes the old axiom about finding unintended negative consequences from much desired events. Thus, the delight of chattering class liberals at having discomfited Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his effort to place a preferred candidate on the Supreme Court and the pleasure of Quebec Liberals at presenting a candidate list from which the next Justice was chosen ultimately may have a disconcerting down side.

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