Ashley Smith died tragically at the age of 19 inside her cell at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener in 2007 after tying a ligature around her neck while guards, instructed not to intervene before she stopped breathing, watched. Public inquests are held when an inmate dies in custody and serve to determine the [...]
February 22, 2013
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FACES ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN AT CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL
On February 25, 2013, the Government of Canada will appear before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to face 14 weeks of hearings to determine if its flawed and inequitable First Nations child and family services program is [...]
The coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith resumed in Toronto on Monday January 14th, 2013. An earlier inquest was discontinued after the retirement of the first coroner.
Ashley Smith died tragically at the age of 19 inside her cell at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, after spending many months in segregation (solitary [...]
When is it appropriate for police to engage and interact with members of the community? Is it acceptable for a police officer - absent any suspicion or specific investigation – to ask young passersby for their name? Their address? What they’re doing? More personal information? And if they do get this kind of information in such [...]
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