Tag Archive: Legal Aid

Most people can’t afford a proper legal defense

November 27, 2019 |

950 words; 4 minutes to read. A fundamental aspect of justice in Canada is that any accused person has the right to make a proper defense.  In practice, this right does not exist for most Canadians because they cannot afford...

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The Hidden Epidemic of False Guilty Pleas

July 25, 2019 |

By Caroline Erentzen, York University and colleagues (more information at the end of the post) This post is just under 1000 words and can be read in 4-5 minutes. In the late 1980s, a series of DNA-based exonerations shook the...

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