Canadians often refer to their Charter rights and freedoms, but not as much to their Charter values. In recent years, though, Charter values have...Read More The Charter of Rights and Freedoms — and values?
In less than three years, the Senate of Canada has been significantly renewed — largely as a result of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision...Read More How to build on the Senate’s renewal process
Canada last month joined Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru in a referral of the situation in Venezuela to the International Criminal Court. Canada’s...Read More Canada should increase support for International Criminal Court
Colten Boushie was Cree. He was a member of Red Pheasant First Nation and lived in Treaty 6 territory, but we did not see...Read More Indigenous law can help confront intergenerational injustice
To many observers, the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial was wholly unsatisfactory. From the outside, an acquittal in the shooting death of the...Read More Transparency around jurors, verdicts would help trial fairness
We will never know precisely what happened in the moments before a bullet from Gerald Stanley’s gun killed Colten Boushie in August 2016. At...Read More The forensic failures of the Stanley trial
On an otherwise unremarkable summer afternoon in 2016, five Indigenous youth drove onto a farm in rural Saskatchewan owned by 56-year-old Gerald Stanley, a...Read More How property and place were key issues in the Stanley trial
Jury reform has been on the Canadian political and legal community’s agenda since February, when a jury in Battleford, Sask., acquitted a farmer named...Read More Jury reform will be contentious and limited after the Stanley trial
In April 2018, a group of legal scholars and practitioners formed Project Fact(a) as a response to the acquittal two months earlier of Saskatchewan...Read More What can we learn from the Stanley trial?