Well, it seems that even Brian Mulroney isn't impressed with Harper's antics on this one.
Judges should continue to be chosen with as little political interference as possible, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said this weekend.
"We all know of cases. . . where an independent judge has been the only person standing in the way of abuses of power by government, including inappropriate activities by the police," Mulroney said
Which underscores beautifully just what is wrong with Harper's "justice" policy platform in general. It's not about "getting tough on crime", it winds up being about putting in place the kind of structures that turn into totalitarian regimes.
Here's the full text of Mulroney's speech.