Possibility of conflict in chief justice’s role as acting governor general limited: legal scholar

By Ian Burns (February 10, 2021, 12:50 PM EST) -- The resignation of Julie Payette as governor general last month after allegations of workplace harassment led to Chief Justice Richard Wagner assuming her powers on an interim basis until a replacement is found. But legal scholars are saying any concerns about potential conflicts of interest between the chief justice seemingly straddling both the executive and judicial branches are fairly minor....