A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council has unanimously recommended that Justice Robin Camp be removed from the bench. Camp is the judge who asked aŐżwoman in a rape trial why she didn‚Äôt just keep her knees together to thwart the alleged sexual assault.
Camp faced an inquiry into his comments, made in Alberta in 2014. He told the committee, made up of five Superior Court judges and senior lawyers, that he was ‚Äúvery sorry that,Őżon reflection and rereading what I said, that I intimidatedŐżher, using facetious words." He said his comments came from a "deep-rooted" bias.
The committee found that Camp committed ‚Äúmisconduct‚ÄĚ as a provincial court judge at the trial. He has since been promoted to the Federal Court.
Camp‚Äôs council now has the opportunity to review the committee‚Äôs report and respond. After the committee reviews that response, the committee will decide whether to make recommendation to the Justice Minister to have the judge removed from the bench.