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Anthony Housefather, House of Commons, justice committee, Jody Wilson-Raybould

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould's conservative pick for high court

Only once before in Canadian history — in 1906, when Sir Wilfrid Laurier appointed his justice minister to the top judicial job — has a prime minister chosen a chief justice who was not already sitting on the Supreme Court. Wilson-Raybould’s pick puzzled Trudeau but he became disturbed after doing some research into her choice’s views on the charter, sources said.

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