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‘Sea change’ wave crashing on Robin Camp

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

An inquiry committee’s recommended removal of Federal Court Justice Robin Camp for expressing antipathy to the rape shield law, and for relying on anti-woman myths and stereotypes in a sexual assault case, signals a “sea change” from the more lenient reprimands the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has meted out in the past, some experts say.

Only five years ago, Manitoba Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar was merely rebuked by the CJC for his “clear lack of sensitivity towards victims of sexual assault…when he made remarks that...