justice system

The settler people who brought me up in 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

Feb 19, 2018 8:34 AM News 1 Comments

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

Feb 13, 2018 5:05 AM News 8 Comments

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

Apr 5, 2017 10:32 AM News 2 Comments

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

Mar 22, 2017 5:01 PM News 44 Comments



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

Jan 4, 2017 12:43 PM News

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

Dec 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Aug 2, 2016 11:39 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 19 Comments

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

Jul 26, 2016 11:41 AM News 28 Comments


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

Apr 20, 2016 6:57 PM News 19 Comments



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

Mar 27, 2016 10:37 AM , News 28 Comments

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

Feb 8, 2016 12:34 PM News 1 Comments


Jonathan Goldsbie

A judgment day timeline more

Jan 27, 2016 8:06 PM News 1 Comments


Jonathan Goldsbie

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

Jan 25, 2016 9:55 PM News 1 Comments

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

Dec 3, 2015 10:14 AM News 9 Comments


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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

Jul 23, 2015 8:46 AM News

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Jonathan Goldsbie

Well, on the drug charges. Rob Ford's former driver has a whole other extortion trial ahead of him. more

May 8, 2015 5:44 PM News

A Rob Ford-related drug trial seemed sort of inevitable. But this isn't the one you imagined. more

Apr 8, 2015 6:46 PM News

Romeo Phillion remains stuck in legal limbo more than a decade after winning bail for a murder he didn’t commit more

Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM News 1 Comments

F.E.A.T. helps families with incarcerated mothers and fathers stay connected more

May 22, 2014 12:00 AM News