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CJC set to decide whether to recommend judge’s removal for lying, a Canadian first

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:20 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has refused to delay its vote on the fate of a Quebec Superior Court judge who has spent five years fighting allegations that he used cocaine as a lawyer and then lied about it to two successive CJC Inquiry Committees that investigated his conduct.

New Brunswick Chief Justice Ernest Drapeau, chair of the CJC InquiryCiting “the public interest and the right to make full answer and defence” as justification, counsel for Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard wrote the CJC Nov. 9...