An inquiry into a Manitoba judge who appeared in sexually explicit photos on the Internet has opened with arguments over who should have standing.
The Canadian Judicial Council is investigating Justice Lori Douglas, who is accused of sexually harassing Alexander Chapman and of undermining confidence in the justice system.
Mr. Chapman’s lawyer has asked for standing at the inquiry, which would give him the right to question witnesses and make submissions.
Two other individuals, including a Winnipeg blogger, are also asking for standing.
Judge Douglas has stopped hearing cases pending the outcome of the inquiry.
She has said it was her husband who harassed Mr. Chapman and who posted the photos without her knowledge.
The inquiry is meant to determine if Judge Douglas should be removed from the bench.