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Jason Kenney

Canadian Member of Parliament (Reform, Canadian Alliance, 1997 - ), former executive director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The way the [judicial] system works these days, there's a perverse incentive for elected representatives to turn controversial issues over to the judges. That way, they can say to their constituents, 'The judges made me do it'. The only solution is to elect politicians with the courage to confront the issues and defend the prerogatives of the democratically-elected legislatures.

Jan. 19, 1998 - quoted in "The makings of a counter-revolution", an essay in Alberta Report