This is a rare occurrence in Canada, but happens for often with much more impact in the U.S. In this case the retiring Justice was very critical. I think this is a good thing as we are seeing the kind of vigourous give and take we see in the actual court system.
With his departure just weeks away, the senior judge from Quebec took a sharp jab recently at Justice Richard Wagner, the province’s junior judge, in a homicide case featuring a hotly contested aspect of criminal law.
In an unusual bit of written reproof, Justice Morris Fish accuses Justice Richard Wagner of botching a legal analysis.