Two years ago, Angela Cardinal (not her name), the victim of a horrific physical and sexual assault, found herself in jail as she testified in the trial against her assailant, career criminal Lance Blanchard. And so Ms Cardinal, a Cree Continue reading Transforming Canada 150 into Colonialism 150
The past couple of years have provided Canadians with more than ample opportunity to consider how Canadian judges handle sexual assault cases. Most notorious and best known, of course, was the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, a former icon of the Continue reading Sexual assault school for Canada’s judges?
It turns out that my right to die may be affected by the religion of my doctor. A group of five doctors and three professional organizations has taken the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to court, claiming Continue reading My doctor’s religion should not interfere with my access to health care
R v Wagar and R. v Al-Rawi: two sexual assault cases that have made headlines recently about the need for judicial education on sexual assault for judges. Just who was the accused? R v Wagar is the Alberta sexual assault Continue reading Will they ever learn? Judges and sexual assault cases