Recently the TV show This Hour has 22 Minutes did a piece on Canadian judges. It’s a riveting piece on the public’s perception of judges. The skit called “Judges: a Danger to Canadian Women” can be viewed here: http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/videos/clips-season-24/judges-a-danger-to-canadian-women. At first viewers think the show is commenting on xenophobia, then it turns out to be about judges. The judiciary … Continue reading Do Judges have a Public Relations Problem?
The internet has democratized criticism. Anyone with a Twitter account, Facebook account, LinkedIn account, etc can voice their opinion. And with it has come greater mistrust of our courts. Some of it unfounded. In “Justice Understood”, Patrick McCann gives the examples of the Ghomeshi and Duffy trial. “When Ghomeshi and Duffy were each eventually acquitted, the … Continue reading Should the Courts Have a Spokesperson?