In Canada, the perception is almost as though Judges were deities and their immediate entourage selected from a heavenly personnel pool.
We have the basis of a good judicial system, but it is time to take a hard look at the framework and the operators. Are the selection procedures capable of ensuring that the most qualified and competent becomes Judges? Are they above reproach, and do they have a true sense of propriety? Do they treat people who come before them with respect? Is their conduct and performance such that they inspire confidence in the system? Are they truly impartial and independent in their judicial deliberations and decisions?