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Jacob Ziegel
Professor emeritus of law, University of Toronto

The [Canadian] founding fathers clearly envisioned the federal government to have the senior powers [over the Supreme Court] ... What we're seeing now is that the Supreme Court is continually being driven by the dynamism of the [Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms]. The decision-making process often becomes a form of scholastics that is not of this world but of Utopia.

Jul. 24, 1999 - quoted in "Who runs Canada?", by Neil Seeman, published in the National Post