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‘Obnoxious and racist’: Joint complaint from Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services and Treaty 3 calls for JP’s removal – Kenora Daily Miner

October 18, 2017

More details have come out in regards to the nature of the complaints made against a Kenora justice of the peace.

The text of the joint complaint from Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services and Grand Council Treaty 3 (GCT3) as well as the complaint from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) to the Justices of the Peace Review Council were published in full on the KenoraOnline news website on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Nishnawbe Aski/GCT3 letter states the only solution to Justice of the Peace Robert McNally’s “obnoxious and racist language” towards Mi’kmaq lawyer Shannon McDonnough during bail court on Aug. 11 is to remove him from judicial office.

According to court transcripts in both letters, McNally made a reference to Benny Hill during court proceedings. When McDonnough said she recognized his reference, McNally replied “Your ancestors probably scalped him or something.”

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