I know my posts at The Court aren’t generally of mass importance to my readership, but this one is different. Recently, a collection of Christian activist groups, led by the abominable Charles McVety, petitioned the Canadian Judicial Council for the removal of Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, based on her participation in the Order of Canada Advisory Council’s nomination of Henry Morgentaler to the Order of Canada.
What’s important is that their letter is little more than a pack of lies.
I’m serious, folks: spread this one around if you can. This is little more than an attempt by Canada’s religious right wing to create the “judicial activism” controversy out of nothing.