Think Tank Names Supreme Court of Canada "Policy-Maker of the Year"
"The Supreme Court of Canada was remarkably united against the
Conservative government in a year of unusually important rulings, a
conservative think tank found in naming the court 'policy-maker of the
The government had a clear win in just one of the 10
biggest cases, on aboriginal land rights, while in seven cases it was a
clear loser, a report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute said.
The losses covered a wide range of areas – the government’s attempt to
create an elected Senate, to keep thousands of convicted criminals in
jail for longer terms, and even to appoint a judge of Prime Minister
Stephen Harper’s choosing to the Supreme Court. In the seven clear
losses, the court was unanimous five times. Only three judges dissented
in the seven cases combined."
View the MacDonald-Laurier Institute Report