The Work of the National Judicial Institute

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The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada and the Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute said about judicial education: As the landscape of judges becomes ever more complex through technological, environmental and socioeconomic changes, judges require a firm dedication to lifelong learning. The National Judicial Institute (NJI) […]

Scrutinizing the Bench: Judicial Appointments in Canada and England and Wales

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When judges are sworn in to judicial office in Canada and England and Wales, they recite a common oath of office. A judge promises “to do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.” Alluded to in this shared oath is […]

Aboriginal People are still without Supreme Court Representation

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s selection of Justice Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada marks the first judicial appointment from Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to this, on August 2, 2016, the Prime Minister announced that an advisory board would recommend a shortlist of candidates based on a new selection process. Any lawyer or judge who […]

The Appointment of Justice Rowe

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On October 17, 2016 Prime Minister Trudeau nominated Justice Malcolm Rowe for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Rowe was a trial judge in Newfoundland and Labrador for two years before being appointed to the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. The first section of this article describes the recent […]


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