Highlights/sexual assault


Criminal law changes would better protect sex-assault victims

The government of Canada is proposing changes to its Criminal Code to better protect the victims of sexual assault, to make sure new laws conform to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to get rid of some archaic provisions. The law» 


Pilot program offers legal advice to sexual assault victims

The province of Ontario is offering four hours of free legal advice to victims of sexual assault as part of a pilot program. The program will be available to men and women who aged 16 years and older. It’s estimated» 


Jian Ghomeshi not guilty on all charges

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been found not guilty of all charges in the broadcaster’s sexual assault trial. Ghomeshi had been facing four counts of sexual assault, as well as one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Judge»