🇨🇦 One of Justice Minister [and Liberal MP and Trudeau ally] David Lametti's donors gets a judicial appointment

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François Landry — a political aide who was working directly on the judicial appointment process in Lametti’s office last year — wrote a memo to chief of staff Rachel Doran on Feb. 18, 2019, warning that partisan considerations in the appointments process have created the “potential for a scandal.”

According to Elections Canada, Bélanger donated a total of $1,400 to Lametti’s bid for a Liberal nomination in 2014 and 2015. Lametti was elected in the riding of LaSalle-Émard-Verdun later in 2015.

Records also show that Bélanger gave $1,500 to the Liberal riding association in LaSalle-Émard-Verdun in 2018. According to Bélanger’s postal code in the Elections Canada database, he lives in the riding of Mount Royal.

According to Elections Canada, Bélanger made more than $10,000 in other donations to the Liberal Party between 2006 and 2019.

Lametti became justice minister in early 2019, replacing Jody Wilson-Raybould.

On Monday, Democracy Watch filed a challenge of the appointment process in the Federal Court, alleging that it’s undermining the independence of the judicial system.

“The current federal judicial appointment system is open to too much political interference by the ruling party, which violates the independence of the courts that is needed to ensure democratic good government and fair law enforcement for all,” Duff Conacher, co-founder of the advocacy group, said in a news release.

In the coming weeks, the justice committee of the House is expected to launch a study of the judicial appointment process. The Bloc Québécois has prepared a motion to that effect and has won the support of the other opposition parties, which together hold a majority of seats on the committee.

The 5th paragraph of the OP is significant.

This is because JWR disclosed Trudeau and gang were trying to interfere with the judicial system while she was Justice Minister and Attorney General. She refused. Then she quit cabinet. Then the Liberals removed her from caucus.
She ran as an independent and actually won in her district, which is rare for independents.

I don’t agree with her politics but she should be praised for trying to protect the judicial system from political interference.

More context:

The Trudeau government is seeking out the political history of potential judges, and that undermines public trust in the system

The CBA’s appeal comes on the heels of recent media reports that the federal Liberal party uses its own private database as a research tool in the vetting process when selecting judges. What type of information are they looking for?

According to internal government emails reported by the media, things like past political donations and candidacies. The Liberal party’s internal database, aptly called “the Liberalist,” tracks information like donations to the party, volunteering and if you had a lawn sign in the past election. If you have ever made a donation to the Liberal party, you are probably in this database.

A recent history i.e. last 3 months of Trudeau and gang:










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