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Madam Justice Lori Douglas has now received formal notice of the subject matters that will be canvassed by a five-member judicial panel in Winnipeg, convened to assess her fitness to remain on the bench in light of the well-publicized events relating to her husband, lawyer Jack King’s dealings with his client, Alexander Chapman, who he enticed to engage in a sexual relationship with Judge Douglas.

The notice of allegations include the assertion that Judge Douglas “knowingly participated with her husband and then-law partner, Jack King, in the sexual harassment of Alex Chapman” and participated in “two social encounters with Mr. Chapman where the judge and Mr. Chapman engaged in touching”.

The second allegation concerns Judge Douglas’ application to become a judge, which required the completion of a form that asked: “Is there anything in your past or present which would reflect negatively on yourself or the judiciary and which should…

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