UPDATE: Inquiry into Justice Robin Camp – the Committee reaches a decision


In July, we informed community members that METRAC had been granted intervener status as part of a coalition of women’s organizations for the inquiry into a judge’s conduct during a sexual assault trial in Alberta in 2014.

In September, we noted that the hearing had begun, and shared the submission prepared by the coalition.

Today, we report that the Inquiry Committee has reached a decision. Leaning on the coalition’s submission, the committee concludes that “Justice Camp’s conduct is so manifestly and profoundly destructive of the concept of the impartiality, integrity and independence of the judicial role that public confidence is sufficiently undermined to render the Judge incapable of executing the judicial office.” The coalition commends this decision that recommends the removal of Justice Robin Camp from his position as judge.

Below, read the press release prepared by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), one of the organizations part of the coalition: