Highlights/justice

Politics

As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent,» 

Society

Lack of staff forces legal aid closure in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The legal aide office in Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit region of Nunavik, Quebec, will be temporarily shut down in March after an inability to recruit» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Whales–dolphins: Canadian bill to ban captivity advances

After years of delay, a proposal to ban the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity has passed the Canadian Senate. Currently only two operations keep these marine creatures, the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, and Marineland in Niagara Falls,» 

Society

Language-disabled student begs court for assistance

Police banged on Matthew’s (*a pseudonym) door one Saturday morning in October 2015 and demanded his identification. He did not understand why. “I was very confused. The police never said exactly what they were charging me with.” Matthew faced having» 

Society

Toronto van attack suspect faces 3 more attempted murder charges

The man accused in Toronto’s van attack that killed 10 people and injured 16 others last month appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with three additional counts of attempted murder. Alek Minassian, 25, was already facing 10 charges» 

Society

Lawyer hopes guilty verdict in death of Inuk mother helps restore faith in Canadian justice system

A Canadian Crown prosecutor says he hopes the guilty verdict in the Montreal death of an Inuk mother, helps restore the faith of Indigenous communities in the justice system. “Quite a few aboriginal communities in the country have felt that» 

Politics, Society

Fallout from Stanley murder trial continues

(respectful public commenting is open at very bottom of page) The trial involved a second-degree murder charge against a farmer who shot and killed an intruder on his farm. Most people feel the case would not have attracted widespread attention» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

A divisive murder trial, and government comments

In 2016, a man was shot and killed on a rural farm in the prairie province of Saskatchewan. The subsequent trial has made headlines all across Canada. The man was Indigenous and what he and friends intended on the farm» 

Uncategorized

Ontario residents call justice system ‘broken,’ ‘inefficient

Residents of the province of Ontario had very negative descriptions of their justice system adding that it was too expensive and inaccessible, according to a public opinion poll. The internet survey of 1,500 was commissioned by The Action Group on» 

Politics, Society

First Newfoundlander named to Supreme Court

The prime minister has named Justice Malcolm Rowe to serve on the Supreme Court of Canada, assuring the Atlantic provinces of their traditional representation on the country’s highest court. He will be the first justice to be named from the»