The Liberals talk a lot about their so-called ‘merit based’ judicial appointments, and claim that partisanship has nothing to do with who gets appointed.
Yet, it seems the key aspect of ‘merit’ just so happens to be knowing or being related to Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc.
According to a recent report, out of the last 6 judicial appointments in New Brunswick – where LeBlanc resides – 5 of those appointed are connected to the Liberal MP & cabinet minister.
One is related to LeBlanc, another is a neighbour, and three are individuals who helped him pay off his 2008 Liberal leadership contest debts.
Two of the latest appointments are Robert Dysart and Arthur Doyle. In what is certainly another random coincidence, Dysart and Doyle are both Liberal donors, according to the report.
Another person appointed is Tracey DeWare. DeWare had previously donated to the Conservatives, and was appointed by Harper to the bench in 2012, while Trudeau promoted her to Chief Justice in the province. Her husband, Jacques Pinet also helped contribute to LeBlanc paying off his leadership debts. Pinet and DeWare are LeBlanc’s neighbours.
In 2018, the Trudeau government appointed Marie-Claude Belanger-Richard to an open judicial spot. Belanger-Richard is married to a brother-in-law of LeBlanc.
Hilariously, federal Justice Minister David Lametti’s office still claims “all judicial appointments are made on the basis of merit.”
This obviously looks totally corrupt, and yet no laws have been broken.
And really, that’s the problem. We have a system that is basically legalized corruption, where well-connected elites boost each other to positions of power, with salaries paid for by us taxpayers of course, and keep reinforcing their power at our expense.
No wonder the vast majority of Canadians say Canada is divided between regular people and the elites.
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