Guité is the fellow, you’ll recall, who got his job thanks to a “representation” by David Dingwall that the Clerk of the Privy Council testified was "not appropriate."Jay Currie wrote this months ago after Warren's attack on Gomery's family:
No wonder that Warren Kinsella--who wrote the letter and potentially could end up at the wrong end of an adverse finding--has been working assiduously to discredit the Inquiry. The latest gambit, which even the Toronto Star ain't buying--is its cost
(Memo to media: Has anyone looked into the rules governing lawyers at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/?)
Kinsella's smear is all the worse because he not only slimes the Sally Gomery by implying that the contract was let because she works for the firm, he also attacks a member of the bench. This should attract the attention of the Law Society of Upper Canada as lawyers have a duty to defend judges who are, by virtue of their position, unable to defend themselves.
- Although proceedings and decisions of courts and tribunals are properly subject to scrutiny and criticism by all members of the public, including lawyers, judges and members of tribunals are often prohibited by law or custom from defending themselves. Their inability to do so imposes special responsibilities upon lawyers. First, a lawyer should avoid criticism that is petty, intemperate, or unsupported by a bona fide belief in its real merit, bearing in mind that in the eyes of the public, professional knowledge lends weight to the lawyer's judgments or criticism. Second, if a lawyer has been involved in the proceedings, there is the risk that any criticism may be, or may appear to be, partisan rather than objective. Third, where a tribunal is the object of unjust criticism, a lawyer, as a participant in the administration of justice, is uniquely able to and should support the tribunal, both because its members cannot defend themselves and because in doing so the lawyer is contributing to greater public understanding of and therefore respect for the legal system.Law Society of Upper Canada, Rules of Professional Conduct - Rule 4(scroll down)
I added the emphasis. May appear to be partisan?