Forty-Two Organizations Appeal to Canadian Judicial Council to Sanction Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

    TORONTO/CALGARY, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Forty-two Canadian organizations and
their estimated one million plus members collectively filed a letter of
complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
about federally appointed Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for conduct that
breaches the high standard of behaviour required to be a member of the
judiciary. The complaint is based on six counts of violating the Constitution
of the Order of Canada (an act of Parliament) and its regulations and one
count of compromising the Supreme Court of Canada.
    Brian Rushfeldt, Executive Director, Canada Family Action Coalition says
"It is critical for Canadians to have trust in the conduct of judges,
especially the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. By willfully
breaching the Constitution of the Order of Canada and the judicial standards
of conduct, Beverley McLachlin compromises the integrity of Canada's judicial
system. The behaviour of Beverley McLachlin outside the courtroom, clearly
demonstrates bias along with improper conduct driven by political ideology or
personal agenda."
    Charles McVety, President of the Institute for Canadian Values states
"Such wanton disregard for established law and regulation is infecting the
Judiciary to the point where the Chief Justice has decreed that judges must be
lawmakers, corrupting the role of judges and undermining democracy."
    In order to preserve the integrity of Canada's judicial system we
respectfully ask that the Canadian Judicial Council consider this complaint
seriously, investigate Beverley McLachlin's inappropriate behaviour and
recommend to Parliament that Ms. McLachlin be sanctioned or removed from

For further information:

For further information: Brian Rushfeldt, (403) 295-2159 or Charles
McVety, (416) 456-0096 or go to

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