ANDREW MITROVICA and GAY ABBATE
The Globe and Mail
Saturday, October 23, 1999
Chief Justice Antonio Lamer was served with a subpoena on the steps of
the Supreme Court of Canada yesterday morning ordering him to appear
as a witness in a civil suit launched by a woman who alleges the RCMP
reneged on the judge's pledge that she would receive police
protection, The Globe and Mail has learned.
"I don't think any lawyer in the country would relish issuing a
summons against the top judge in the country, but sometimes you have
no other option," said lawyer Suzan Fraser, who is acting for Launa
Ms. Edwards testified in a 1992 Supreme Court hearing that reviewed
David Milgaard's murder conviction in the death of Saskatoon nursing
aide Gail Miller. Mr. Milgaard spent more than 20 years in prison
after being wrongfully convicted of the crime.