Senator Batters Challenges Justice Minister Lametti on the Trudeau Government’s Ongoing Judicial Appointment Backlog

The Trudeau Government has now been in power for 5.5 years. Yet, the number of federal judicial vacancies across Canada during their time in office continues to fluctuate between 40-60 judges — even after this long! Appointing these judges is solely within the power of the Trudeau government. Judicial vacancies worsen the major problem of criminal court delays in Canada — which can result in serious criminal charges being dropped!

At the Senate Legal Committee during the committee’s study of Bill C-30 (the Budget Implementation Act), Senator Denise Batters challenges Justice Minister David Lametti on the Trudeau Government’s ongoing judicial appointment backlog.

Watch the video here.