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Panel calls for judge to be dismissed

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

An inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has sent out a strong message to judges presiding over sexual assault trials that they can expect to lose their jobs if they blame complainants and rely on discredited myths and stereotypes about women.

Federal Court Justice Robin Camp told the inquiry he made serious and sustained efforts to improve his knowledge of the law of sexual assault, and to rehabilitate his attitudes via social context training, after what he admitted were clearly “insensitive and inappropriate” comments...