Closing arguments have wrapped up at the judicial hearing for Robin Camp, the judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her knees together.
His lawyer Frank Addario says firing Camp would be “the easy thing” to do but he argues it would not be the most effective way to correct widespread knowledge gaps around sexual assault.
Addario says Camp had an education problem and not a character problem, and says he has gone to great lengths to learn about the issue.
He says removing Camp from the bench would send the wrong message to other judges who look to improve themselves.
Camp has apologized for his attitude toward the 19 year old woman in the 2014 case.
A Canadian Judicial Council panel will now make a recommendation to the federal justice minister, who will make the final decision on whether Camp remains on the bench.