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If the judge is aware that the accused is friends with the individual who brought about all the controversy / outed the judge as a misogynist / caused him to take down his facebook page, then this could certainly lead to a reasonable apprehension of bias such as to warrant an application to have the judge recused. I would say the basis is just that- a reasonable apprehension of bias- the accused's right to a fair trial by an independent and impartial adjudicator (as guaranteed by the Charter) is seriously jeopardized on account of the fact the judge may very well hold some conscious or subconscious animus towards the accused as a result of the friend's actions.
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