MacKay repeats allegations against top court judge - 2014-05-05
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay breached confidentiality rules and tried to intimidate judges when they publicly criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, opposition parties say.
"Does the Attorney-General consider that it is part of his job to ensure that there are never any attempts to intimidate the courts in our country?" New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair asked Mr. MacKay in the House on Monday.
Mr. MacKay responded by defying calls from the legal community to withdraw the allegation against the Chief Justice made by the Prime Minister's Office last Thursday. Instead, he repeated it.