In what has to be one of the most bizarre and strange quotes, Liberal hopeful Justin Trudeau has weighed in and said if made Prime Minister he’d push for Bilingual judges on the Supreme Court.
His exact quote from Global News;
It’s not just a question of symbolism of being a bilingual country and expecting that our prime minister and our most important adjudicators and judges be bilingual.
It’s more than that.
Imagine a situation in which those nine judges are in their chambers discussing a case as regularly happens, the fact is that if all of them are to be able to understand each other in their desired mother tongue, they have to be able to follow along that conversation without having to have the inference of translation and all that.
I understand deeply how much when you’re in a room where everyone speaks English but nobody or only a few people speak French, how the French speakers end up having to use their second language and can be at a disadvantage. And we want to make sure that the message of Canada being a country in which French and English are truly the official equal languages that anyone can be reassured that all the arguments will be properly understood by everyone on the Supreme Court.
Imagine? Doesn’t our justice system from coast to coast have enough problems without dropping that bomb? That’s like voting for Bill C-51?! Holy inherit your dad’s looks and mom’s brains!
The Supreme Court should have our finest legal minds. That should be the sole criteria. Nada, nothing, not a speck of anything else. We have those headphone thingy’s for translation at the UN if necessary and if our country can spend millions translating Canada Council applications it can translate whatever a judge needs.
And that means there’s nothing wrong with a unlingual Francophone judge if that person is at the top of the judiciary food chain.
Quebec clearly has not embraced Mr. Trudeau’s vision for bilingualism so why force the rest of Canada to?
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