Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, who has worked extensively on Quebec and Constitutional issues, said it's been a year since the province was fully represented on the court. He said the Conservatives are trying to save face now that the Supreme Court has rejected their nominee, along with their attempt to change the criteria for Quebec justices on the top court.
"It's not only that they have been wrong, it's what they said. They went to the court to pretend that... the court is not protected by the Constitution," Dion said.
"It was completely wrong, the court said it's absurd as a theory ... it is also the fact that what they were pretending to be the truth was a complete fallacy."
Dion said the arguments presented by the government to the Supreme Court were about weakening it.
"I think the prime minister wanted once again to have all the power for himself, and he wanted to weaken the Supreme Court and to weaken the provinces, Canadian federalism and the weight of Quebec in the federation," he said.