I just do not see what the fuss is about.
Appointments to the Supreme Court are entirely within the power of the PMO anyway. The real challenge is to bring those appointments in line with other judicial offices and have proper search committees and recommendations as elsewhere.
The idea that a Federal Court of Appeals judge doesn't qualify as a legitimate candidate for the Supreme Court strikes me as pettifogging:
OTTAWA -- A constitutional battle will be engaged today over whether the government is free to change the rules for the top court in the land.
It didn't start out that way, but last fall's unremarkable appointment of Federal Court of Appeal Judge Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada has opened up a legal can of worms.
Seven interveners are taking part, including the federal and Quebec governments, an association of provincial court judges and a number of constitutional experts.