The judge who repeatedly called a victim in a sexual assault case “the accused” and asked her why she couldn’t keep her knees closed may lose his job.
A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council has recommended Justice Robin Camp be removed as a judge.
They say his comments caused irreparable damage to public confidence and his conduct was destructive.
In a statement, the committee said Camp’s conduct was “manifestly and profoundly destructive of the concept of the impartiality, integrity and independence of the judicial role.”
Camp has apologized and calls his attitude during the 2014 Calgary trial rude and insulting.
Camp can now make written submissions and then the council will consider what to do.
At the original trial, Camp acquitted the suspect, Alexander Wagar, but the verdict was later overturned on appeal and a new trial was ordered.
Testimony for that trial wrapped up earlier this month. (twd, Global News)