Probe of judicial appointments. Fundraisers used influence to ensure Liberals got plum jobs, commission told
Premier Jean Charest was not particularly interested in justice issues, let alone the names of candidates for the bench, ex-Quebec justice minister Marc Bellemare testified yesterday.
In another comment made during his cross-examination at the Bastarache commission looking into the province's judicial nomination system, Bellemare said he tried to brief the premier on the naming of a new chief judge in Quebec, Guy Gagnon, at a meeting on Aug. 18, 2003.
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My Comment: Dealing with lawyers and judges .... or the F1. I would take the F1 any day.
But the line that caught my attention in this story was the following ....
Bellemare didn't crack, not even when Ryan asked him about the day in 2003 that he offered his resignation to the premier after it was revealed Bellemare's daughter was working as a nude dancer in a club with suspected ties to organized crime.
Hmmm .... this is getting personal and nasty.