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Alberta judge Camp steps down over rape comments

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 9:53 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Steps taken on Thursday to fire Justice Robin Camp demonstrate that judges who display bias or sexism toward complainants in sexual assault trials risk losing their jobs.

Robin CampOn Thursday, the Federal Court judge formally resigned, around the same time as Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould surprised the House of Commons by seeking (unsuccessfully) unanimous consent from MPs for the government to proceed to remove him “as soon as practicable” in order to “ensure the integrity and public confidence in the justice system and in the judiciary.”...