Tories say Liberals stacking courts with partisan judges after new appointment - 2020-02-07

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F0.png Tories say Liberals stacking courts with partisan judges after new appointment February 7, 2020, Joan Bryden, Canadian Press, Global News

Conservatives are accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stacking Canada's courts with Liberal partisans, pointing to a recently appointed judge who has donated almost $26,000 to the governing party over the past 14 years.

But the accusation comes at an awkward moment for the Conservatives, amid renewed scrutiny of leadership contender Peter MacKay's own record of eyebrow-raising judicial appointments when he was justice minister.

Justice Minister David Lametti appointed Toronto lawyer Andrew Pinto, a longtime donor to the Liberal cause, to Ontario's Superior Court this week.

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{{cite news | first = Joan | last = Bryden | title = Tories say Liberals stacking courts with partisan judges after new appointment | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6523564/liberal-partisan-judges-accusation/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Global News | date = February 7, 2020 | accessdate = February 8, 2020 }}