Canada's Next Supreme Court Justice April, 2019

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Canada's Next Supreme Court Justice April, 2019
Sean in Ottawa

This is an interesting issue. Since the political parties have an interest in the selection, it is hard to beleive that the process could ever really be non-partisan.

The issue I see here is that this is advance of the retirement. Does anyone know what the history has been with respect to making these decisions in advance? I realize that the process is new since 2016 -- but the quesiton of whether the process starts on the announcement or the retirement must not be. I could not find n answer quickly. Perhaps someone knows.

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It can be a non-partisan process if political parties allow it to be.