The Real Reason to Bring Canadian Prisoners Home

It is extremely rare for a Federal Court judge to be highly critical of a ministerial decision.

Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 09/03/2008 12:00 am EDT

It is extremely rare for a Federal Court judge to be highly critical of a ministerial decision. It is normal for judges to give "significant deference" to such decisions. But in a decision (Getkate v. the Minister of Public Safety) released on Aug. 25, Justice Michael Kelen pulled no punches and paid no "deference" to the minister.

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