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Tag: Marc Nadon

  • Constitutional Dialogue v2.0? Contentious Government Responses to the Supreme Court of Canada

    —Jonathon Penney, Dalhousie University and University of Oxford Constitutional “dialogue” used to be the fashion in Canadian legal circles. From the late 1990s  to mid-to-late 2000s, legal scholars engaged in contentious debates on the topic and the Supreme Court of Canada itself invoked the metaphor in a series of judgments to describe, and theorize, the relationship between the Court and legislatures in constitutional adjudication.

  • Constitutionalizing Canada’s Supreme Court

    —Robert Leckey, McGill University A dispute over the legality of a politically questionable judicial appointment has resulted in what pundits call a stinging defeat for Canada’s prime minister and a bold assertion by the Supreme Court of Canada of its independence and constitutional status.

  • Justice Nadon Appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

    —Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan On September 30, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal for the Quebec seat being vacated by Justice Morris Fish. Under Canada’s very limited parliamentary hearing system on Supreme Court nominees (this process itself adopted only in the last few years), Justice Nadon’s appointment was confirmed quickly in the subsequent days.