Le Devoir quotes Montréal lawyer, Marc-André Fabien, in an article on the Superior Court’s challenge to the jurisdiction of the judges of the Court of Québec.
Marc-André G. Fabien, the lawyer representing the Conseil de la magistrature in the action, said in an interview that the application “disturbs the tranquility of the judiciary and has the effect of casting doubt on things that have been accepted for decades, in particular that the Court of Québec is one of the instruments by which people can have speedy access to justice”.
Mr. Fabien finds it difficult to see how the Superior Court could take on thousands of new cases if it succeeds in this challenge. Processing times in the Superior Court can be three to four years, versus a few months in the Court of Québec. “It would be impossible to absorb all those cases,” said another source involved in the dispute.