Doug Ford government changing system for appointing judges - 2020-02-27
Premier Doug Ford's government is changing the rules that control how it appoints judges.
The changes will give cabinet a longer list of potential judges to choose from. The government also gets more say over who sits on Ontario's arms-length judicial appointments advisory committee, which interviews candidates and makes recommendations to cabinet.
The changes will allow the government to fill judicial vacancies more quickly, helping to unclog Ontario's courtrooms, said Attorney General Doug Downey in an interview Thursday.