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Jian Ghomeshi: Rough Sex, Sexual Assault and...

Is Jian Ghomeshi innocent? In the media frenzy surrounding the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, it is important to keep an open mind in spite of the number of women who are making allegations against him. According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, every person is presumed innocent. This presumption of innocence has been referred to as the golden thread that runs through our criminal law. The presumption of innocence should work to protect each one of us from conviction of a criminal offence, not only in court but in the court of public opinion. The Media’s Influence In the course of a week, Mr. Ghomeshi has fallen from media hero to media zero. He lost his job as the CBC golden boy, the company that he hired for damage control has kicked him to the curb, his former bandmates have disassociated themselves from him, and the Toronto Police…

15 Oct 2014

Is it a Crime to Have Sex with a Person who...

4 Aug 2014

Sexual assault is a criminal offence under s. 271 of the Criminal Code. Sexual assault is defined as any form of sexual contact without the consent of either party involved…