Released on September 24, 1996
Justice Minister John Nilson today requested that the Canadian Judicial
Council investigate the conduct of Mr. Justice Allyre Sirois of the
Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan.
"The Canadian Judicial Council has a process to deal with these matters
which is consistent with the principles of judicial independence,"
Nilson said. "This is the appropriate way to deal with concerns about
the conduct of judges and I will leave it to the council to pursue its
work without further comment."
The request has been made regarding the appropriateness of remarks
attributed to Mr. Justice Sirois during a bail review hearing in
Saskatoon in Aug. 1996.
For more information, contact:
Lynne M. Godlien
Phone: (306) 787-5657