The Executive Director of the Ontario Civil Liberties Association has written a public letter to the Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, asking her to investigate the conduct of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada.
The concerns expressed by OCLA include the recent actions of the Registrar in "not accepting" both an application and a motion submitted by Denis Rancourt to the Court, as reported on this blog.
The letter, in part, reads:
"We are particularly concerned by the Registrar shielding his own decision from review by not placing a motion pursuant to Rule 78 before a judge of the Court, but rather returning the motion record to the unrepresented party. Even if the Registrar is correct in stating that Rule 78 “is not applicable,” it was inappropriate for him to get involved with a matter seeking to review his own decision, and it creates an apprehension of bias."