The Canadian Judicial Council will consider whether or not Justice Robin Camp should be able to keep his job.
The hearing into his case wrapped up Monday, with the opposing lawyer arguing that while Camp’s apology and willingness to educate himself are good, it’s debatable how much he’s learned since he asked a sexual assault complainant why she didn’t “keep her knees together.” He also told the 19-year-old that “pain and sex sometimes go together.”
Lawyer Marjorie Hickey told the panel that Camp’s comments are enough to “shake the confidence of the public”, and there is enough evidence to kick him off the bench.
Camp’s lawyer argues that he has gone to great lengths to learn about sexual assault since that case in 2014. During that case, Camp referred to the complainant as “the accused,” which he did again during the hearing last week.
In his apology, he described his attitude as “rude and insulting.”
After hearing from the panel, the council will make a recommendation to the federal justice minister. (kdr)