Supreme Court of Canada nominee Nicholas Kasirer takes part in a question-and-answer session with MPs and senators in Ottawa.
The special session includes members of the House of Commons justice committee and the Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee, as well as representatives of the Bloc Québécois, the Green Party of Canada, and the People’s Party of Canada. Geneviève Cartier, dean of the University of Sherbrooke’s faculty of law, acts as moderator.
Justice Kasirer was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Quebec in 2009. He is also a former McGill University law professor and law faculty dean. His nomination fills the upcoming vacancy on the country’s top court when Justice Clément Gascon retires on September 15, 2019.
In 2016, the Liberal government launched a new Supreme Court appointment process to encourage more openness and transparency, and to reflect Canada’s diversity. Candidates must submit an application and be functionally bilingual. (July 25, 2019)