Irwin Cotler on the Supreme Court

And the Harper government’s relationship with the court

Last week I sat down with Irwin Cotler, the Liberal MP and former justice minister, to discuss the Marc Nadon appointment and the Harper government’s comments on the Chief Justice. And we ended up discussing his theory about Parliament’s relationship with the Supreme Court in the Charter era.

On the podcast this weekend, we aired about nine minutes of the 13-minute interview. So here is the director’s cut, featuring his larger point about the place of the Supreme Court in our governance.