POLITICS

Replacement named for Manitoba judge scrutinized for explicit photos

05/05/2015 11:30 EDT | Updated 05/05/2016 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - A replacement has been named for a Manitoba judge who faced public scrutiny over sexually explicit photos.

The federal government has appointed Marianne Rivoalen as associate chief justice of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench.

She replaces Lori Douglas, who was investigated by the Canadian Judicial Council after her husband posted explicit photos of her on the Internet.

After more than two years of legal wrangling, Douglas and the council reached an agreement under which Douglas retired this month and the investigation was dropped.

Rivoalen has been a judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench since 2005.

Prior to that, she was a lawyer with the federal Justice Department.