Ontario considers changes to judicial appointments process, attorney general says - 2019-11-18
Upcoming changes to the way judges and justices of the peace are selected in Ontario have sparked concerns among opposition politicians who say the move could be an attempt by the Doug Ford government to politicize the process.
Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey said the changes, which the government has not yet formally introduced, would expand the pool of candidates and lead to a more diverse judiciary.
"There are people who are getting excluded," Downey said on Monday. "There are people who are not applying anymore because of the system. There are people who are applying and not getting interviews and they're qualified."