Chief seeks resignation of Supreme Court judge
Friday, January 19, 2001
MILLBROOK, N.S. The co-chairman of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs called Thursday for the resignation of Atlantic Canada’s representative on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Lawrence Paul, chief of the Millbrook reserve, said recent comments by Justice Michel Bastarache suggest he’s biased against natives.
In the magazine Lawyers Weekly, Bastarache said he disagrees with the court’s decision on aboriginal fishing rights.
He expressed concern impartiality may have been damaged in a case, marked by confrontations between native and non-native fishermen and federal officers.