Monday, July 30, 2007

Lemon: On Gunter On Liberal Patronage in Judgeships

Lorne Gunter reports today on how the Liberals almost exclusively appointed their friends to judicial positions when they were in power. He also revealed that these judges were often big contributors to Liberal Party coffers.

But there's an even darker side to all this commingling between elected officials (a large number of whom are lawyers), their fundraisers (who are very often lawyers) and, well, lawyers...

At one time this author worked for a Canadian Crown Corporation. One of my chums worked for a large law firm in the city that happened to also do our legal work.
Over a beer, my chum revealed that they had been ordered, by a Liberal appointed GOVERNOR GENERAL, to donate to the Liberal party, or lose our Crown Corp business.
Patronage in the legal community in favour of the LPOC is nothing new. It's the way they've always done their business.

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