UPDATE: Complaint Received by Judicial Council, Nearly 100 Canadians Join the Call for Judicial Independence

UPDATE: Complaint Received by Judicial Council, Nearly 100 Canadians Join the Call for Judicial Independence

News Update – December 18, 2013

TORONTO – Today we received this confirmation from the Judicial Council Registrar that our letter has been received.

I wish to acknowledge receipt of letter of 12 December 2013 in which you make a complaint involving Justice J.T. Ducharme of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

The Executive Director and Senior General Counsel, Mr Norman Sabourin, has asked me to inform you that your complaint will be brought to the attention of the Chairperson of the Council’s Judicial Conduct Committee and that we will be writing to you once your complaint is reviewed.

Since the question of whether or not public confidence has been undermined by a judge’s conduct is a key criterion in the Council’s review, we will be forwarding the names of the nearly 100 Canadians who have already added their name at faircourts.ca. This petition is a way to join us in sending a message to the Chief Justice of Canada asking her “to defend the independence of judiciary and to condemn the conduct of any judge who abuses the dignity of this office for the sake of a partisan initiative, no matter the political or ideological agenda.”

Stay tuned here for more updates on the fight for fair courts, not political courts in Canada.

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