Canadian Judicial Council provides an update regarding the work of the Inquiry Committee into the conduct of the Honourable Lori Douglas

Ottawa, 20 October 2014 –The Inquiry Committee into the conduct of the Honourable Lori Douglas has scheduled two weeks of hearings beginning 24 November 2014. In the interim, the Inquiry Committee, comprised of the Honourable Francois Rolland (Chair), the Honourable Austin F. Cullen and Ms Christa Brothers, Q.C. will hear preliminary motions on 27, 28 and 29 October 2014. These proceedings will be held at 363 Broadway, Suite 400, Winnipeg, Manitoba, starting at 9:30 a.m. The proceedings of the Committee are held in public, however, space is limited and the Committee may, in some circumstances, order that portions be held in camera.

The Inquiry Committee expects to hear submissions from Independent Counsel, Ms Suzanne Côté, as well as from counsel for the Honourable Lori Douglas, Ms Sheila Block.

As directed by the Inquiry Committee, submissions and other relevant information will continue to be made available to the public on the Council's website.

The mandate of Council, in all judicial conduct matters, is to ensure that allegations of misconduct against any judge are reviewed in a fair and transparent manner.

Contact:
Norman Sabourin
Executive Director and Senior General Counsel
(613) 288-1566 ext 302