Readers may recall that last summer, when the issue of the constitutionality of Justice Mainville’s appointment to the Québec Court of Appeal was raised, Maxime St-Hilaire argued that the appointment was unconstitutional. First the Québec Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court have ruled that Justice Mainville’s appointment was indeed constitutional, as I argued in response to prof. St-Hilaire’s post. Prof. St-Hilaire, however, has not been persuaded, and has kindly accepted to explain his reasons here. I am looking forward to reading his post, which should appear shortly. I might respond to him eventually.