Mark Cardwell|Jan 9, 2013
If the first few days of the New Year are any indication, 2013 could be another annus horribilus for the reputation of Quebec judges with two sitting judges now barred from taking on new cases.
After days of media reports that two judges were the object of an ongoing investigation by the Surêté du Québec, the Court of Quebec issued a terse four-paragraph statement on Jan. 7 saying it is now looking into the conduct of one of the two magistrates — Rouyn-Noranda provincial court Judge Marc Grimard.
“The allegations that have been brought [against Grimard] are being taken very seriously by the court’s management,” reads the missive on the Quebec Court’s website. “For the time being, no new files will be assigned to Judge Grimard.”