A Dodek: Public Office and Standards of Conduct

From the CBA National Magazine, April – May 2013 issue:

In April, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair captured headlines by supporting calls for an investigation into allegations about Chief Justice Bora Laskin and the Supreme Court’s patriation decision made by historian Frédéric Bastien. After the Supreme Court unsurprisingly announced that its internal inquiry had not unearthed any relevant information, Mulcair sharply criticized the high court for failing to undertake a broader inquiry. On twitter (@ADodek), I characterized Mulcair’s attack on the Supreme Court as uninformed and dangerous. As a lawyer, Mulcair should have known better.

My question here is whether a higher standard of conduct is expected of Mr. Mulcair because he is a lawyer.

For the full article, click HERE.

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