The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision in the case of R v Boudreault, which brought together seven challenges to Canada’s mandatory victim surcharge system. These are payments imposed on anyone found guilty of a criminal offence, and Continue reading “A tax on broken souls”
Stories about domestic violence in the media, particularly at the early stages of the case, often appear almost antiseptic in their lack of concrete information about what has happened. Often, the lack of information is because the police have not Continue reading The devil is in the details
In July 2015, Cameron McCaw had sexual intercourse with a woman when he was extremely intoxicated. Of his own volition, he had consumed a large amount of alcohol, marijuana and a “date rape” drug. Mr. McCaw’s trial begins in Toronto Continue reading How drunk is too drunk?
The recent acquittals of two University of Ottawa hockey players – who faced sexual assault charges arising out of an incident in a Thunder Bay hotel room in February 2014 – is the most recent illustration of how poorly suited Continue reading Rape is not ungentlemanly behaviour