Atlantic Canada could lose Supreme Court seat

New selection process would upend constitutional convention and an important principle of federalism: regional voices matter

Atlantic Canada could lose Supreme Court seatThe federal government's new selection process for Supreme Court of Canada justices means that Atlantic Canada will lose its assured seat on the court. This decision violates a long-standing constitutional convention: to gain the consent of the members of Confederation, the provinces. It favours one form of diversity (bilingualism, for example) over others and could exclude the Atlantic region…