The dust has settled on another Ontario Bencher election, but it seems that most lawyers in Ontario barely noticed.
Only 34% of eligible voters exercised their franchise in the easiest, most convenient Bencher election in history; log into the website, then click on candidate names – done in 90 seconds.
Even so, 66 percent of voters thumbed their noses at the entire process – they couldn’t be bothered to vote for even one candidate.
To anyone paying attention, the message is clear:
The vast majority of Ontario lawyers don’t care who is elected as a Bencher.
And the vast majority . . . [more]