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What is Gladue Court?

Gladue court intends to address the history of systemic racism faced by Aboriginal people and the over-representation of Aboriginal offenders in Canada. First created in 2001, Gladue court is a specialized court intended to address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s criminal justice system. The Supreme Court of Canada decision of R v. Gladue, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688 initiated the inception of Gladue Court. According to section 718.2(e), every court in Canada is required to be a Gladue court, and must take into account Gladue sentencing principles when an Aboriginal person’s liberty is at stake. In some jurisdictions there are specialized Gladue courts that deal only with Aboriginal accused. For example, in Toronto the first Gladue court was held at Old City Hall, subsequent Toronto locations have since been created. The existence of Gladue Court is a step towards recognizing the cultural genocide perpetrated against Aboriginal people  by…

15 Jul 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Mike Wilkerson

12 Jul 2017

It would take Mike Wilkerson almost 20 years to prove his innocence after being accused of a crime he did not commit. In 1997 Mike Wilkerson…

Is Revenge Porn a Crime?

11 Jul 2017

Revenge porn is a criminal offence in Canada. Revenge porn is a crime in Canada. It is defined as the sexually explicit  portrayal of one or more…

What to Expect at Your Criminal Trial?

8 Jul 2017

You may have your criminal trial at 361 University, Superior Court in Toronto. In the event that you have been charged with a criminal offence and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sean Gaines

5 Jul 2017

After being framed by a prison guard Sean Gaines pleaded guilty to a crime he did not commit. Sean Gaines, recently exonerated, was wrongfully convicted of…

Is it a Crime Not to Pay Your Credit Card...

4 Jul 2017

You will not be charged with a criminal offence for neglecting to pay your credit card bills. Not paying your credit card bill is not a…

The R. v. Jordan Effect

29 Jun 2017

R. v. Jordan was a Supreme Court of Canada decision that favours the defence. R. v. Jordan is a 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision that ultimately…