Justice must be seen to be done

Justice must be seen to be done Re the recent controversy concerning the lawsuit filed against the Yukon government by the francophone school board: Quite apart from the question of whether a separate high school is justified for francophone students (it

Re the recent controversy concerning the lawsuit filed against the Yukon government by the francophone school board:

Quite apart from the question of whether a separate high school is justified for francophone students (it isn’t), there looms a much larger question of justice.

If I understand correctly, Justice Vital Ouellette has ruled in his own favour on the issue of whether or not he had the authority to expand funding for the francophone school board.

Ouellette, whose history involves extensive work on behalf of francophone associations, expects to be perceived as unbiased in this case. On what grounds is he granted the authority to judge himself in terms of a potential conflict of interest? What happened to the idea that justice must not only be done, but be seen to be done?

This judge’s judgement is questionable to say the least Ð unbelievable might be more like it.

Ted Garland

Whitehorse