Nov 12, 2016
By Christine Ross
As protests continue across the United States following the presidential election, controversy is brewing in a Hamilton, Ontario courtroom. Hamilton city councillor Matthew Green is demanding a judge resign immediately after he was seen reportedly wearing a hat showing support for Donald Trump. Speaking out on social media, Green outlined his disgust with Judge Bernd Zabel who wore a hat that read “Make America Great Again,” a campaign slogan used by the U.S president-elect. Green says Ontario’s judicial system should be strictly non-partisan arguing that because of the “clear racism, sexism and xenophobia” in the American election, Zabel’s apparent support of Donald Trump could “underscore the distrust many Canadians feel towards the justice system. The Hamilton Spectator reports that a complaint against the judge has been filed with the Ontario Judicial Council.