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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers a speech at Carleton University in Ottawa on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers a speech at Carleton University in Ottawa on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Harper wades into uncharted territory in spat with Chief Justice

This Prime Minister is going where no other has gone before. He’s bringing a long-bubbling political culture war with the Supreme Court into the open, with a personal twist.

Now, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin are trading shots in public, with Mr. Harper suggesting the judge of the highest court in the land broke an ethical rule.