Doug Ford Stacking the Court

March 26, 2021

So, episode 120 – a new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should.

Only a few days late, but there has been some COVID chaos at the Docket recording studio. We are all well, but one of us is on COVID house arrest.

This episode we talk about the latest attempts by Doug Ford and Doug Downey to change the way Ontario appoints judges – the Double Ds want to make it easier to appoint their friends.

And then we circle back to the tragic death of Colten Boushie, the young Indiginous man killed by Gerald Stanley. Following Stanley’s acquittal, the Boushie family launched a civil lawsuit against the RCMP and made a complaint to the RCMP oversight body, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC).

This week the CRCC released its report into those complaints, concluding that the RCMP engaged in racial discrimination and illegal conduct But even more troubling is that it seems the RCMP destroyed evidence and maybe even obstructed justice.

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