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Alberta judge’s fear of ‘big, dark people’ spotlights ‘systemic racism’ judiciary must combat, lawyers say

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 2:33 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Complaints against Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik, who reportedly expressed her discomfort about entering a room in the presence of “big dark people,” have spotlighted issues of racial bias in the judiciary — and what the judiciary should do about it, racialized lawyers say.

Justice Kristine EidsvikThe Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), the disciplinary body for federal judges, has confirmed that it is looking into a complaint made on the weekend against Justice Eidsvik — who was the judge in residence at the University of Calgary...