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Democracy, a delicate balance

By Richard Wagner      

The return of Parliament is more than an event in the news cycle. It’s a time to look ahead, and to thoughtfully consider the important role each branch of government will play in that future, and in the life of each individual Canadian.

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. 'We live in troubled times. The rule of law and judicial independence are under threat around the world. We can’t be complacent. We must avoid actions that will disrupt the delicate balance Canadians throughout history have worked so hard to get right,' writes Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

From my desk in my office at the Supreme Court of Canada, I can look out the window and see Parliament. In the morning, it is bright in the rising sun. In the evening (or, let’s face it, late afternoon at this time of year), it takes on a warm sunset glow.

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