B.C. Top Judge Caught in Conflict of Interest
It is an interesting point of Canadian law that it is illegal to publicly criticize a judges’ decision. However, it is not illegal to criticize a judge.
Kip Warner is the founder of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy. I last interviewed Kip in September. The CSASPP currently has three suits in the provincial courts against the B.C. government, and specifically against Bonnie Henry.
Shortly after my last interview was released, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled against one of those suits on technical grounds.
Subsequently Kip became aware of a potential conflict of interest in the case. I say potential conflict of interest as Kip is involved in the case and must be careful of how he expresses his concerns.
I, however, am not involved, and I can say whatever I like about Justice Hinkson. I’ve looked at the evidence that Kip has provided, and in my admittedly unqualified opinion, there is not only a conflict of interest, but one of such import and scope that I felt it necessary to invite Kip back for an update so we could pass the details on to you.
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