Cbc Doc on Forced Resignation of Justice Le Dain a Scathing Look at Legal Profession | Julius Melnitzer

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The Lawyer's Daily


One Judge Down, CBC Radio’s revealing documentary about the shocking circumstances surrounding former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Gerald Le Dain’s abrupt resignation from the court in 1988, is both a sorrowful reflection about how even the most enlightened among us treat mental illness and an eye-opener about misplaced values that still infuse the legal profession.

It’s also a very rare insight into the humanity and workings of our Supreme Court.

That said, the story is a simple one: the lesson, however, is a hard one.


This article is written by Julius Melnitzer with commentary by Prof. Harry Arthurs and mentioning of the late Gerald LeDain (former Osgoode Dean and Supreme Court of Canada Justice).