Complaints Filed Against Kenora Justice Of The Peace

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 08:04 AM

A Kenora Justice of the Peace has come under fire for comments he made in a recent bail hearing.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally is the focus of two separate complaints.

According to a transcript, McNally said during court proceedings "Sometimes I think we are in the middle of a Benny Hill set here, nobody knows who Benny Hill is."

Shannon McDunnough who is an aboriginal lawyer was attending the hearing as duty counsel and replied "I know Benny Hill".

McNally acknowledged her by saying "your ancestors probably scalped him or something.".

The first complaint has been filed by the Criminal Lawyers Association.

The second complaint was filed by Grand Council Treaty 3 and McDunnough's employers Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services.

The Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services has filed a joint complaint against McNally.

The Criminal Lawyers Association says due to privacy concerns they can't discuss the matter any further.