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Bob Rae critical of how Supreme Court judges are picked

By Jolson Lim      

The former Liberal leader debated the merits of the selection process with ex-PM Kim Campbell, chair of a group advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on whom to pick for a court vacancy this fall.

Former interim federal Liberal leader Bob Rae doesn't think Supreme Court justice candidates should have to apply to be considered. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Former interim federal Liberal Party leader Bob Rae has criticized part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new Supreme Court justice selection process as "misguided." Mr. Rae, Ontario's former premier, said he disagreed with the requirement that candidates apply to be considered. He was speaking Oct. 26 alongside former justice minister and Progressive Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell at a panel discussion as part of a symposium hosted by the country’s highest court. Ms. Campbell, who was Canada’s first female prime

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