Oct. 6: The Kavanaugh Spectacle. Plus Other Letters to the Editor

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The Globe and Mail - Letters to the Editor


No Hearings, No Nothing

What great entertainment the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation circus is! Many Canadians laugh and breathe a sigh of relief that we do not engage in such unseemly political shenanigans.

But we should not be too smug. While there is no evidence of bad behaviour, our judges are directly appointed by executive privilege – no hearings, no nothing. If Brett Kavanaugh were a Canadian lawyer, his appointment to the Supreme Court might be a done deal before we knew anything about him.