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The executive and the independence of the judiciary
Saskatchewan Law Review (1987)
  • Eric Colvin, University of Saskatchewan
Abstract
[extract] Our inherited English constitutional tradition has adopted a Janus-faced stance towards the relationship between the Judiciary and other sectors of government. On the one hand, the independence of the judiciary has been lauded as a fundamental constitutional principle. On the other hand, little by way of formal protection has been accorded to this separation of judicial from other powers. The Legislature and the Executive have wielded extensive control over the Judiciary in such matters as appointments, discipline, remuneration, working conditions and support services. Constitutional convention has been viewed as the primary mechanism for the protection of judicial independence.
Keywords
  • Judiciary,
  • independence,
  • protection,
  • constitutional law,
  • Legislature,
  • Executive,
  • Canada
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Citation Information
Eric Colvin. "The executive and the independence of the judiciary" Saskatchewan Law Review (1987)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_colvin/30/