prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Febrero 19, 2018


Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man

14 Febrero 2018, 09:35 | Gerardo Tarin

Vancouver lawyer Manjot Hallen and Toronto lawyer Sean Robichaud debate government tweets on the Colten Boushie verdict

Vancouver lawyer Manjot Hallen and Toronto lawyer Sean Robichaud debate government tweets on the Colten Boushie verdict

"We're [the indigenous] overrepresented in jails, we're underrepresented in the system, so it doesn't seem we get a fair shake from a jury of our peers", he said, pointing to the fact that the jury in the Boushie case was "apparently non-indigenous".

"We are facing a lot of things in society today and just noticing that there are youths that are being murdered is horrifying", Logan says. "We all have to recognize our common interest in peaceful, secure safe communities and all of the forces and factors that go into creating those kinds of communities. And this ain't going to stop until something changes for the better".

I also don't know if Gerald Stanley would have shot and killed Colten Boushie, 22, if he had been white rather than First Nations.

According to police reports, Boushie and his friends were on Stanley's property at the time of the shooting, attempting to take an ATV from a neighbouring area.

People gather with signs during a rally in response to Gerald Stanley's acquittal in the shooting death of Colton Boushie in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Minister of Justice Jody-Wilson Raybould responded that "as a country we must do better".

Government sources said the announcement was planned ahead of the Boushie family's arrival in Ottawa.

Fougere acknowledged that there is still much to do as far as reconciliation efforts go in the country but that people are on the right path. Colten Boushie will not have a chance to speak.

"What we need is systemic change, what we need is for people to feel real conciliation", Ellen Gabriel, said in her speech.

Colten Boushie rally
An attendee at a Calgary rally holds a sign in support of Colten Boushie's family

But in the justice system perception can be just as important as reality and in this case the perception of racial bias can't be ignored. Out-of-date, and inaccurate census information means that many potential Indigenous jurors' names are completely left of the jury rolls.

The RCMP already investigated and dismissed the family's initial complaint, so Murphy said they went to the oversight agency in January. They're our relatives, we love them, we want to uplift them.

"There is absolutely no place for that in a province like Saskatchewan or anywhere else", Goodale, who represents the Regina-Wascana riding, told reporters.

The grieving relatives of a First Nations man whose accused killer was acquitted by a Saskatchewan jury are meeting federal ministers to take what they call a first step in the long road to reforming Canada's justice system.

And herein lies the problem with perception.

"From start to finish, it showed there was no justice available", Lagimodiere said.

Both Penney and Kent Roach, a criminology law professor at the University of Toronto, said a key problem with current jury rules - and one that could be fixed with a Criminal Code amendment - is what's known as the "peremptory challenge".

"In my case, I wanted to ensure that the jury was more diverse so I challenged folks that were not ..." As an Indigenous man, he's experienced a "large amount of racism", he said.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers off to fresh start
An empty arena provides the flawless environment for the players on the court to hear everything a fan might want to say to them. He missed half a season, and when he did play, he only made a dismal 36 percent of his shots and was critical of his teammates.

Olympics Feb 11: Figure skater and luger both make US Olympic history
Team Canada won the gold while Russian Federation earned silver in figure skating's team event . Nagasu finished in second place in the women's free program of the mixed team final.

Team Canada gets its first gold medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics
Japan settled for fifth place in the figure skating team event on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena with a final score of 50 points. And yes, they feel badly that they can't share it with some of their teammates on the 17-member Canadian squad.

Deadly Flu Season Expected To Ramp Up
Like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states, DE is seeing a higher share of B-strain cases than normal for this time of year. The 1918 pandemic infect about one-third of the world's population and killed five percent of the people on the Earth.

Geneva preview: 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
Its top speed in standard guise is 137mph, but this can be increased to 149mph if the optional Driver's Package is specified. Underneath AMG has redesigned the independent double-wishbone front suspension and the rigid rear axle .

Donald Trump: Lives are being 'destroyed' by allegations
Sorensen's ex-wife, Jessica Corbett , had accused him of physical abuse, saying that the incident "left her fearing for her life". Trump has also tapped former Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Carroll to serve as the next drug czar.

Zidane not worried about future before crunch PSG tie
PSG is on a mission to establish itself as a top contender among the European elite. It has never made it past the semifinals of Europe's top club competition.

Koreas unite for Olympic opening
Also, North Korea sent its own cheerleader squad and an art troupe who are scheduled to perform in the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Security Council resolutions as it pursues its goal of developing a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the United States.

Syria conflict: 'Russians killed' in USA air strikes
The Kremlin and the Russian Defence Ministry have refused to comment on media reports on Russian private contractors in Syria . Lavrov also reiterated that Russian Federation remains in favor of Kurdish participation in the Syrian peace process.

American Snowboarder Chloe Kim 'Stoked to Bring Home the Gold'
Heck, her Instagram following almost doubled, to 350,000, since she arrived in South Korea - and that was before she won the gold. Regular mortals are often fascinated by what elite athletes eat to fuel their bodies as they try to do what no one else can.