Stephen Harper raged against Supreme Court rulings, new book says - 2015-08-04

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F94.png Stephen Harper raged against Supreme Court rulings, new book says August 4, 2015, Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star

OTTAWA––Stephen Harper raged against the growing influence of Canada's top court and pondered a public showdown with the independent justices –– but had to be talked down by his staff, a new book claims.

Harper still tangled with Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin an episode that author John Ibbitson describes as the "nadir" of his time in power.

"Not only did he lose the fight; he tarnished his reputation and damaged what should be the sacrosanct separation of powers between executive and judiciary," he writes in his new book entitled, Stephen Harper.

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