The Calgary judge who’s controversial comments to a sex assault complainant have landed him in front of a judicial hearing testified this morning and apologized for his actions.
Justice Robin Camp asked a woman in his courtroom in 2014 why she couldn’t keep her knees together.
Today he told the Canadian Judicial Council he realizes his comments were inappropriate and hurtful and he apologized to the complainant for being rude and facetious.
He says he realizes now he had an “unconscious bias” about women who are sexually assaulted.
But Camp, who continually referred to the complainant in the case as the accused during the trial, did it again today on the stand, and then quickly corrected himself.
Camp, who’s now a federal court judge says Canadians deserve more from their judges.
He also apologized for letting his family down and particularly the embarrassment he caused his wife.
Today is the last day of the hearing. The panel will make a recommendation to the full Canadian Judicial Council, which will then forward its own recommendation on Camp’s job status to the federal justice minister.
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