aboriginal law

  • Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Feb 26, 2018

    The acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley earlier this month in the shooting death of Colten Boushie has sparked calls for changes to the jury selection process to ensure juries are more representative of the makeup of the local community.

  • Juries under scrutiny

    Feb 26, 2018

    The shooting death of Colten Boushie and subsequent acquittal of Gerald Stanley — who was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Boushie’s death — has raised outrage and ire across the country.

  • Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making

    Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making

    Oct 23, 2017

    While most Canadians are free to dispose of property in a will, that right is circumscribed for those indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act who live on reserves. Lawyers say the impact of this can be problematic, but in some cases, it may actually prove more beneficial than being subject to a provincial regime.

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