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Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine deserve justice more

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The prison system in Canada is a large scale travesty of justice, a modern-day asylum and residential school where you go in wanting to kill yourself, and the conditions just make you want to kill yourself more more

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Looked at from a human rights framework, Canada is culpable for 15-year-old Indigenous girl's death – this may upset criminal law experts, mainstream political commentators and online haters, but sadly it is a fact more

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Remembrance of love, courage and grief for missing and murdered Indigenous women confronts an unresponsive justice system more

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My settler family from Saskatchewan lived by a beautiful ethic: honour and care for the stranger – so what drove farmer Gerald Stanley to attack Indigenous youth seeking his help? more

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Why an all-white jury's acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley on second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of young Indigenous man amounts to a continuation of cultural genocide more

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In the two decades since Canada passed amendments to the Criminal Code instructing judges to make use of alternative rehab for Aboriginal offenders, the proportion ending up behind bars has more than doubled more

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Judge's brutal behaviour at the appeal hearing of Mandi Gray's rapist is the latest evidence that, win or lose, it's the targets of sexual assault who end up paying the biggest price more

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The percentage of self-represented parties in family court continues to rise. more

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Even in the absence of a criminal record, a single conviction for breaking and entering into a dwelling house will usually result in a jail sentence. more

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Judge rules that Toronto cop's release meets public interest test after officer fails in his bid to have attempted murder conviction stayed in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim more

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Tanja-Tiziana

I will never encourage anyone to report to the police, because of how emotionally, financially and psychologically taxing it can be more

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Ethan Eisenberg

LGBTQ icon in the same legal trap George Klippert, the last person arrested for homosexuality in Canada in 1965, found himself in more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"We have the power. We have the rage." more

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Chances are, you can't afford a lawyer if a legal dispute arises: that's where the National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Represented Litigants comes in more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

A judgment day timeline more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

The jury found Constable Forcillo not guilty of murdering Sammy Yatim but guilty of attempting to murder him. We explain. more

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James Forcillo is charged with both murdering and attempting to murder the person that he actually killed. more

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If you forget just how slowly the wheels of justice turn, here are four ongoing efforts to obtain accountability for abuses at the G20. more

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