Even putting aside the politics a judge shouldn't be wearing a baseball cap in a courtroom, it's unprofessional.
Good. Court is not a place for political statements. Especially not by a judge.
would have been funny if it was a joke as he claimed it was, but turned out he changed his story on it a couple of times so he's screwed
It says he bought 6 hats as historical memorabilia. Even if the part about the memorabilia is true, what sort of jackass buys fucking 6 of them?
Since this article glosses over the entire reasoning he was suspended...
> "Justice Zabel is reprimanded for his breach of the standards of judicial conduct," reads the decision from the Ontario Judicial Council.
> 1.1 Judges must be impartial and objective in the discharge of their judicial duties.
> Judges should not be influenced by partisan interests, public pressure or fear of criticism. Judges should maintain their objectivity and shall not, by words or conduct, manifest favour,bias or prejudice towards any party or interest.
For more actual context behind the decision:
Good. Politics do not belong in a courtroom
Yeah, we have a couple of brainwashed idiots in Canada, too.