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Canada's Supreme Court judges look on from the bench during a ceremony welcoming Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, right, in Ottawa on Feb. 16, 2009. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)
Canada's Supreme Court judges look on from the bench during a ceremony welcoming Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, right, in Ottawa on Feb. 16, 2009. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

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What makes a good Supreme Court justice?

Is the appointment process sufficiently transparent?

As Globe and Mail justice reporter Kirk Makin has shown in this week's Your Time To Lead series, the Conservatives have an opportunity, with the pending retirement of justices Louise Charron and Ian Binnie, to start reshaping the Supreme Court Canada.

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What are your views on the Court? Does it get the balance right in upholding the law without treading on the prerogatives of elected politicians? Join Kirk Makin and Jamie Cameron, professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, in an online chat hosted by editorial writer Karim Bardeesy.

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