, 03.26.2019 08:37 PM

Bar Associations: Justin Trudeau’s office “demeaned” the judicial process – and acted in a manner that was “false, improper and appalling”

Justin Trudeau’s PMO has made history: so intent were they on smearing Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Liberal leader and his apparatchiks violated the confidentiality of the judicial appointment process – and they smeared a respected jurist who was tending to his wife. Who had breast cancer.

It got a reaction. One that none of his predecessors ever did.

Here’s the Canadian Bar Association’s reaction:

“There is a process to get informed input about the merits of the applicants. It rightly goes on behind closed doors. Keeping the deliberations confidential respects the privacy of applicants and guards against interference. Breaching confidentiality by releasing the names and commenting on the suitability of the other applicants after the appointment demeans the selection process and ultimately all those who hold the office of judge.”

And here is the Manitoba Bar Association:

“It is vital any deliberations leading up to any appointment remain confidential. The recent breaches of confidentiality…[are] highly disconcerting. It demeans the entire selection process…The Manitoba Bar Association is also deeply concerned about comments made about Chief Justice Joyal…[which were] entirely improper and indeed false…It is appalling.”

Justin Trudeau is uniting people, alright.

Against him.


  1. Nick M. says:

    What next, medical records?

    It’s bad, not Valerie Plane bad, but close enough.

    If the PM knows that a PMO insider was responsible, he must fire them at once.

  2. Nick says:

    I am wondering if the PM is on the verge of a mental-emotional breakdown given what appears to be a panic driven self destructive attempt to stem the tide. It’s painful to watch.

    • Seb says:

      Well Nick, nothing brings me more joy, than to sit on a fence all day and watch a snake eat itself!

    • Sam Davies says:

      Would it be as painful to watch blood thirsty wolves continuously make speculative assumptions? More importantly – how many times in the day do you find yourself fantasizing about what ius going on with JT? Perhaps his dreaminess has enraptured you in ways you are not yet willing to consider?

      Believing JT orchestrated this is fanciful, but not (thus far) grounded in evidence. Given how we have seen two caucus members resign (for their own reasons), why is it not possible that another lone wolf leaked this (also, for their own reasons)?

    • Kat says:

      It’s not painful for me at all. He’s getting exactly what he deserves. I quite enjoy watching him meltdown. It will make getting rid of him easier.

    • Montréalaise says:

      He thought being PM would be fun – lots of adoring fans clamouring for selfies, international travel, gushing articles and photo-ops in the Canadian and foreign media, showing off his colourful socks to foreign leaders – and for a while, that’s what happened. He must be puzzled and dismayed, wondering where it all went wrong.

    • Walter says:

      Who would have ever thought that the least qualified PM in history would become the most incompetent PM in history.

      (apparently, 40% of Canadians did not).

  3. peetee says:

    proof? A proof is a proof!!!

  4. hugh says:

    This is further evidence that the PMO (and I am giving the benefit of the doubt to the Liberal Party in general – I have faith that there are still some with ethical roots) has decided that the gloves are off.

    That being said, I wonder what will be the tipping point which makes certain women come forward (as referenced many months ago by W.) to release their affidavits (and yes, I realize that it is their decision to make, and there will undoubtedly be ramifications- we MUST support them) to tell the true story which will shake this Trudeau “house of cards” regime at it’s very foundation.

  5. Max says:

    The Liberal MPs, spin doctors and media friends hectoring from the sidelines are so blatantly full of sh!t. “Let the Justice committee do it’s work”. Followed by “Let the Ethics Committee investigate”. Now what? “Wait for retired Liberal Cabinet Minister Anne MacLellan to provide recommendations.” Your 9 Lives are up Justin. The only question remains is how many Liberal Lemmings are in the back of that 18-wheeler going over that cliff. Except Justin won’t be hitting the bottom below – he’s got a job waiting on the Board of SNC Lavalin.

    • Chris says:

      What serious corporation would want someone with such seriously compromised tactical and strategic instincts as J Trudeau. He has limited contacts with world leaders to those who were just looking for photo-ops. He has alienated Saudi Arabia, China, and India among others. His only valuable marketable “skill” would be the advice he could give from his numerous dealings with Donald Trump.

      His post-political life should be limited to celebrity spokesperson for the Katimavik program.

  6. Ronald O'Dowd says:

  7. Seb says:

    I’m no lawyer and definitely not a judge, but when does the whole legal community step up and defend this blatant attack on the Canadian Justice System and the very roots of Democracy! God knows JWR has stood up against this massive breach, where are the rest of you?

  8. Bill,

    I don’t dispute your argument. It appears to be correct.

    But on the other hand, I’ve seen people meet with party bag-persons to get themselves, or their spouses, named to the judiciary. I’ve also seen people lobbying cabinet ministers in the past, so in the interest of full transparency, I hope JWR will eventually respond to your comment.

  9. Sean says:

    Here’s a song which fits the growing scandal

    How high’s the water, Justin?
    Well it’s eight feet high and rising
    How high’s the water, Justin?
    Well it’s eight feet high and rising
    He got him a boat with a few good leaks
    To his journo friends who kiss his feet
    And it really doesn’t matter cause he’s dead meat
    How high’s the water, Justin

    How high’s the water,Justin?
    Ten feet high and rising
    How high’s the water, Justin?
    Ten feet high and rising
    Well he’s trying to fake it like he always has
    He thinks they’ll buy it if he shakes his ass
    But everyone knows he’s run out of gas
    How high’s the water, Justin?

  10. Sam Davies says:

    Just wanted to chime and let you know his much I appreciated your well reasoned and insightful post. I’m also fed up and saddened by the perpetual polarized mudslinging in lieu of rational discourse and analysis. I really want to punch out the tremendously naive version of myself from 20 years ago who thought the internet would breed an age of intelligence.

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