Earlier in the week, a gaggle of outraged “conservative Christians” signed the letter of complaint to the Canadian Judicial Council, the body responsible for overseeing the conduct of federally appointed judges, demanding that Supreme Court Justice Beverley McLachlin be removed from her post for her role in awarding the Order of Canada to Dr. Henry Morgentaler.
One slight problem. Justice McLachlin purposely didn’t cast a vote at the committee meeting where his name was proposed as a recipient. In fact, McLaclin’s policy isn’t to vote at all for or against a particular name if she can possibly avoid doing so. She’s reputed to have once done so to break a tie, but doesn’t have any recollection of it.
One wonders why these over-zealous buffoons didn’t check to verify this before launching their effort to impeach the Chief Justice, rather than simply assuming what they believed to be true. Oops. I think I just answered my own question.