Case Against Embattled Judge Adjourned To March

Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 13:41



A provincial court judge charged with assault will have to wait a month before his case is back in court.


Donald Bird, an Aboriginal court circuit judge in the Meadow Lake area, faces two counts of assault and two counts of uttering threats.


His case was postponed today in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench to March 5th.


Bird did not appear in court himself.


The purpose of the adjournment is to allow time for the Crown and defence to prepare for the case — especially since the Crown prosecutor in this case is from Alberta.


A prosecutor from outside the province was hired because the case involves a judge.


The alleged threats and assaults stem from incidents said to have taken place last May.


Bird is originally from the Montreal Lake Cree Nation.