Title

Justice Robin Camp: What's at Stake for Sexual Assault Cases

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

9-7-2016

Source Publication

CBC.ca

Description

Federal Court judge Robin Camp faces an inquiry looking into controversial comments directed at a sexual assault complainant in 2014.

Among the comments that prompted complaints about the judge's conduct and if he is fit to remain on bench was this question addressed to the complainant: "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"

The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is among those given intervenor status at the CJC hearing for Camp. LEAF's legal director, Kim Stanton tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti the role is limited to written submissions but says "it's very significant that this committee actually put out a notice to potential intervenors."