Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Caretaker Convention and the Appointment of Supreme Court Justices During Elections: 2015 vs 2019

Prime Minister Appoints New Justice to the Supreme Court During the Election On 24 April 2015, Marshall Rothstein announced that he would retire as a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada on 31 August 2015.[1] On 27 July 2015, … Continue reading

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The Caretaker Convention in 2019

Introduction Prime Minister Trudeau has advised Her Excellency Julie Payette to dissolve the 42nd Parliament and issue the writs for the 43rd general election, which will occur on 21 October 2019. So endeth the longest session in Canadian history. The … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister of Ontario Was Also a Member of Provincial Parliament

Introduction Ontario has paradoxically always held itself as superior to the other provinces yet also as the quintessential representation of Canada itself: Ontarians are the most likely of all Canadians to refer to and think of themselves as Canadian only, … Continue reading

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