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Canadian Judicial Council constitutes Review Panel in the matter involving the Honourable D.E. Spiro PDF Print E-mail
Jan 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Canadian Judicial Council announced today the referral of a matter involving the Honourable Justice D.E. Spiro to a Review Panel.  Under Council’s By-laws, a Judicial Conduct Review Panel may be established when it is determined that a complaint might be serious enough to warrant the removal of the judge. 

In this instance, the Honourable Associate Chief Justice Kenneth G Nielsen, Vice-Chair of the Judicial Conduct Committee has decided to constitute a Review Panel in respect of complaints filed relating to the judge’s alleged interference in the appointment of a Director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto.

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