A Canadian federal judge is under review over troubling comments he made in a sexual assault case when he was still a provincial judge in Alberta.
The Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in the case last month.
The court wrote in a judgement that "the trial judge's comments throughout the proceedings and in his reasons gave rise to doubts about the trial judge's understanding of the law governing sexual assaults" and the meaning of consent.
"We are also persuaded that sexual stereotypes and stereotypical myths, which have long since been discredited, may have found their way into the trial judge's judgment," the judgement read.
The Canadian Judicial Council, a disciplinary body made up of senior judges, announced Monday that it's investigating Camp's handling of the sexual assault case.
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