The End of Supremacy

This just in from DOJ:

OTTAWA, April 1, 2013 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced important changes in the organization of the Canadian Judiciary. The Harper government will immediately introduce legislation to restore appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from the Supreme Court of Canada, making it once again the court of last resort for Canada. This legislation will restore accountability for the the activist judges of the Supreme Court, and further the government’s agenda of making Canadians proud of their Imperial heritage.

“This important change will help restore traditions lost in the last six decades and a half of the Supreme Court’s supremacy,” said Minister Nicholson. “Thanks to the timely passage of this legislation, important decisions about public policy will no longer be made by nine unelected men and women in Ottawa, but given by English judges, in the form of respectful advice to Her Majesty the Queen. The Harper government is confident that, along with its other recent measures, this will help build the pride and confidence of Canadians in their institutions.”

UPDATE, April 2: And now that April Fools’ is over, I just hope I haven’t given anyone ideas…

Author: Leonid Sirota

Law nerd. I teach public law at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom. I studied law at McGill, clerked at the Federal Court of Canada, and did graduate work at the NYU School of Law. I then taught in New Zealand before taking up my current position at Reading.

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