A committee looking into the conduct of Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard has recommended he be removed from the bench.
The Canadian Judicial Council released the committee’s report this morning of public hearings held in May. The three-person committee gathered relevant information and heard from a number of witnesses, including Girouard. It included chairman Richard Chartier, chief justice of Manitoba, Chief Justice of the Federal Court Paul Crampton and lawyer Ronald LeBlanc of LeBlanc Maillet in Moncton, N.B.
The allegations of a convicted drug dealer turned police agent and a confidential police informant were at the heart of the hearings into Girouard’s conduct of Quebec.