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No shortage on jury fix ideas over the decades, but reform elusive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 13, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The acquittal in the Colten Boushie killing that has angered many Indigenous people and sparked criticism from the justice minister has cast a harsh spotlight on Canada’s criminal jury system whose shortcomings, particularly in cases involving minorities, have been well documented over […]

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Justice minister to examine jury selection after Saskatchewan verdict – APTN News

February 12, 2018 The Liberal government is planning a “broad-based review” of the criminal justice system after an all-white jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the review will include peremptory challenges, which allow Crown and defence lawyers to reject potential jurors without stating a […]

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Aboriginal politicians seek action: ‘We can stand together even if we are apart’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 12, 2018  By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS A new wave of mainstream Indigenous politicians in Canada is seeking to harness anger about the Colten Boushie verdict into a unifying call for action. “We can stand together even if we are apart,” said Aaron Paquette, a First Nations Metis artist who was […]

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Cuthand: With the not-guilty verdict in the Stanley trial, we continue to live in a deeply flawed society – Ottawa Citizen

Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but the there are no heroes or a no white knight — only people caught up in a tragic series of events, writes Doug Cuthand. February 10, 2018 Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but […]

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Boushie verdict: No justice without Indigenous people in the system, says lawyer – CTV News

February 12, 2018 Public comments made by political leaders about the verdict in the Colten Boushie case can’t undermine the justice system when it comes to Indigenous people because it is already fundamentally broken, says a Native lawyer. Pam Palmater, associate professor and chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, says a lack of Indigenous […]

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Decolonization through peaceful diplomacy needed after not guilty verdict, rally hears – Starphoenix

After not guilty verdict in Stanley trial, a Cree academic calls for “peace, diplomacy and healthy confrontation” to mobilize against the racist colonial systems that oppress Indigenous people. February 12, 2018 The acquittal of Gerald Stanley tells Mylan Tootoosis the time has come for decolonization, through peaceful political means. “As Indigenous people we live in […]

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Colten Boushie’s Family on ‘The Rodney King Trial of the Prairies’ – VICE

At a Saskatoon rally protesting the not-guilty verdict, the 22-year-old’s relatives say they’re going to seek justice for his death. An all-white jury has found Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering a 22-year-old Indigenous man, but if you ask Colten Boushie’s family and local Indigenous community, the fight for justice is far from over. Police […]

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AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde calls for national strategy to address racism following Stanley verdict – Regina Leader-Post

AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde said the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People should be used as a framework to start addressing systemic issues facing Indigenous people. February 11, 2018 Assembly of First Nations national Chief Perry Bellegarde believes he has a backer in the federal government in his wish to see an improved […]

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Local Indigenous leaders hurt, angry after Boushie verdict – CBC

The controversial verdict has prompted a swift response from the London community Feb 12, 2018 The anger and sadness that has resonated across the country following the Colton Bouchie verdict is being felt in the London area. A rally is planned for Victoria park Monday, coinciding with dozens of other demonstrations that were held this weekend […]

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Enough killing our people’: Stanley verdict generates rallies and pleas for change – National Post

Indigenous, civic and provincial leaders were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in acknowledging the pain felt by Colten Boushie’s family A not-guilty verdict in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Cree man on a small Saskatchewan farm generated coast-to-coast rallies, heartbreak and pleas for change in the Canadian justice system. In the days and […]

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