Letter to Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey regarding Judicial Appointments Process

On November 14, 2019, the Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey announced that the provincial government is considering reforming the process for appointing judges to the Ontario Court of Justice. In response, The Advocates' Society wrote to the Attorney General to emphasize how the current process fosters judicial independence, excellence, and diversity, as well as public confidence in Ontario's judiciary. The Advocates' Society also urged the government to engage in meaningful consultation with justice system stakeholders before any changes are made to the current system, and requested a meeting to discuss the government’s proposed changes. Read the letter of The Advocates' Society, dated November 20, 2019, here.