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Reducing Access to Justice Part 2: The Preliminary Inquiry

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini To read part 1 of this series, please click here. The presumption of innocence is under attack in Canada, and particularly in Ontario.…

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Sexual Assault: The War On Innocence

My colleague Christine Lund and I have just successfully completed a sexual assault jury trial in Brampton. The day after we picked the jury, Canada’s major new changes to the criminal…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Sexual Assault

If you are facing a sexual assault charge, take note: the government has made it easier to find you guilty. In this blog, we describe five ways in which the government…

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Sexual Assault: Innocence on Trial

A 15 year-old female teenager (let’s call her Jane) tells the police that she was sexually assaulted by a young male, also a teenager (let’s call him John) over the Canada…

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Myths And Stereotypes in Sexual Assault Cases

It has been decades since the law in Canada has banned from the courtroom myths and stereotypes about how complainants in sexual assault cases should react. The change started with key…

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