Cromwell Appointed

Bypassing any and all Parliamentary process, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Thomas Cromwell to the Supreme Court of Canada to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Justice Bastarache. (See the CBC story.)

Those interested in Mr. Justice Cromwell’s professional details may consult The Thomas Cromwell Pages on Slaw.

Although there is serious criticism of the manner of the appointment — see, for example, Professor Peter Russell’s comments as reported in the Globe and Mail — there is unanimous agreement that Justice Cromwell is a very good choice for the top court position.

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