The Federal Court of Appeal has sided with a Vancouver lawyer against the federal government over Senate vacancies.
Aniz Alani says the Appeal court ruled against the Federal government and its bid to have his case dismissed.
It also ordered the Feds to cough up $1,500 in court costs.
So what happens now?
“If the Federal Government doesn’t seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada we would be back in the federal court poised to argue whether the Prime Minister has a constitutional obligation to appoint Senators within a reasonable time. All the evidence and arguments have already been filed in court so at this point it is a matter of scheduling a couple of days to argue that.”
“The court was not persuaded that the federal court made an error in finding that it was not plain and obvious that the case had no chance of success. They also ordered that the government pay $1500 in costs for the appeal.”
Alani launched his challenge of the Senate vacancies after former Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to appoint any new Senators.