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Judge ‘shocked’ by JDR room full of ‘very large dark men’ does ‘not harbour racist views’: federal judicial council

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 7:12 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

An Alberta judge who publicly expressed her “shock” in unexpectedly encountering a judicial dispute resolution room “full of very large dark men” does “not harbour racist views” the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) states in a decision that critics say fails to adequately address or acknowledge unconscious and systemic racial bias on the federal bench.

Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine EidsvikOn April 10, the mostly white council of 39 chief justices announced in a one-page press release that it will not take further disciplinary action against Alberta...