Aug 12, 2023
By Angus Gillespie
For the second time, former Prince Edward Island premier Wade MacLauchlan has been called upon to chair the advisory body looking for Canada’s next Supreme Court of Canada Justice.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the names of the eight-member independent advisory board who will provide him with a short list of highly qualified candidates.
The government is looking to replace Russell Brown, who announced his retirement in June, ending a probe by the Canadian Judicial Council into allegations of misconduct.
The allegations emerged out of an event in Arizona where Brown was accused of being intoxicated and harassing a group of individuals, which he denies.
Trudeau’s office says the advisory board will consider candidates who are “functionally bilingual.”
(with files from CP)