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Vic Toews appointed to Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench

|Written By Gail J. Cohen

Toews served in Stephen Harper’s cabinet as minister of justice and most recently of public safety. His appointment to the bench has long been rumoured.

The Law Society of Manitoba confirmed his appointment in a tweet just before noon EST.

As rumours of Toews appointment to the bench have been swirling for some months, most of the negativity arises in part from his political affiliation but also that he has been away from the practise of law for so many years that many feel he is ill equipped to sit on the bench.

Reaction on Twitter was swift and mostly negative. Here’s a quick hit from the Twitterverse in the few minutes since the news broke.

  • RE: Vic Toews appointed to Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench

    michael George
    this is the same guy who said:

    >> February 13, 2012: ".. either stand with us or with the child pornographers" in response to questions from Quebec MP Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) regarding extensive Privacy Commission concerns about 'warrant-less access' to all Canadian Internet and Cell phone accounts under the proposed legislation contained in bill C-30 "Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act" introduced the following day (February 14, 2012) in the House of Commons of Canada

    Same guy that

    Had an affair with his babysitter and got her pregnant.

    Same guy that

    In 2005, Toews was charged with violating Manitoba's Election Finances Act in the 1999 provincial election. During the election cycle, it was discovered that his election campaign had spent $7,500 more than the allowed limit. Toews pleaded guilty, and was later convicted and fined $500

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