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Crown won't appeal not-guilty verdict in Gerald Stanley murder trial

Crown prosecutors will not appeal the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer who was accused of fatally shooting a young Indigenous man in the head.

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12/4/2018

article Colten Boushie's mother observes 2nd day of Brydon Whitstone inquest
(Saskatchewan) -- Debbie Baptiste, the mother of Colten Boushie, joined the audience at a coroner's inquest into the fatal RCMP shooting of Brydon Whitstone Tuesday...

9/13/2018

article After 197 days, teepees coming down at protest camp in Regina's Wascana Park
(Saskatchewan) -- The last teepee at Regina's Justice for Our Stolen Children camp is being taken down after 197 days and following a court order last week. Campers...

7/25/2018

article Styres family to call for changes to Canada's justice system at Assembly of First Nations
(Ontario) -- During a presentation before the Assembly of First Nations Thursday, family and loved ones of Jon Styres and Colten Boushie are expected to call for key...

6/28/2018

article Not guilty verdict for Peter Khill shows Canada's justice system still broken after Boushie, says chief
(Ontario) -- The fact Peter Khill is free after admitting he shot and killed a First Nations man is further proof Canada's justice system is broken and continues to...

6/12/2018

article Colten Boushie's mother shares support for Indigenous justice camp
(Saskatchewan) -- Debbie Baptiste said her visit to the activist camp set up across from the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina was a long time coming. Baptiste is...

6/10/2018

article Chief of Six Nations calls for Indigenous jury members as trial with echoes of Colten Boushie case begins
(Ontario) -- The Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River says she will be watching closely as jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a Hamilton man accused of...

6/1/2018

article Mountie who said Colten Boushie got what he deserved disciplined on ‘lower level’: Commissioner Lucki
(Canada) -- The RCMP member who made racist comments about Colten Boushie online last February has been disciplined on the “lower level” of the force’s...

5/11/2018

article 'Do something': Liberals faced angry backlash over Colten Boushie case
(Saskatchewan) -- Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould faced a flood of correspondence from Canadians imploring the Liberal government to act in the wake of a...

5/1/2018

article 'I'm confident we can make these changes': Boushie family takes case to Assembly of First Nations
(Quebec) -- The family of Colten Boushie is continuing to press for reforms to Canada's justice system. On Tuesday the family was in in Gatineau, Quebec for a...

4/18/2018

article ‘We are entitled to justice’: Colten Boushie’s family speaks at United Nations forum
(New York) -- Family and supporters of a young Indigenous man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm used the international stage of the United Nations Tuesday to...

4/16/2018

article Colten Boushie's family takes message to United Nations
(New York) -- Family and supporters of Colten Boushie have taken their message to the United Nations in New York City. "I'm there to bring attention to...

3/19/2018

article OP/ED: The tragic death of Colten Boushie, and deep soul-searching for Canada
(British Columbia) -- I live in remote ranch land in the rain shadow area of British Columbia in the Thompson River Valley. It is high desert surrounded by cattle...

3/18/2018

article COLUMN: I am a Mi'kmaq lawyer, and I despair over Colten Boushie
(Canada) -- My law school recently organized a panel on Gerald Stanley's acquittal in the death of Colten Boushie. Timing was such that the talk occurred two days...
article Reconciliation amid racism: Is it possible on the Prairies?
(Saskatchewan) -- Max FineDay felt an unspeakable rage and an overwhelming sorrow when Gerald Stanley walked free from the courthouse in Battleford, Sask., earlier this...

3/9/2018

article Lawyers clash over jury reform following Colten Boushie case
(Canada) -- A lawyer helping the family of a young Cree man shot and killed by a Saskatchewan farmer left a different courthouse this week with an idea about how Canada...

3/8/2018

article Shock, disappointment after Crown decides not to appeal Colten Boushie case
(Canada) -- Family, friends and supporters of Colten Boushie are trying to move forward after another shocking blow this week. On Wednesday, the Crown prosecutor’s...

3/7/2018

article Crown won't appeal not-guilty verdict in Gerald Stanley murder trial
(Saskatchewan) -- Crown prosecutors will not appeal the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer who was accused of fatally shooting a young Indigenous man...

2/25/2018

article Colten Boushie’s cousin speaks at Edmonton rally for Boushie and Tina Fontaine
(Edmonton) -- The cousin of Colten Boushie joined protesters in Edmonton on Sunday as calls grow across the country that Canada’s justice system is failing...

2/23/2018

article On the shooting of Colten Boushie
(Canada) -- Many Canadians appear to be in a vindictive mood over the tragic shooting of Colten Boushie. To me it seems terribly divisive and lacking in real compassion...

2/20/2018

article Boushie verdict fallout sparks allegations of threats, harassment
(Ottawa) -- An online fundraiser for Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer found not guilty in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, has stirred up an online war of...

2/18/2018

article Canadian justice system needs overhaul in light of Gerald Stanley verdict
(Canada) -- How can someone get away with lifting a pistol, pulling the trigger and shooting someone in the back of the head, and not go to jail? Saskatchewan farmer...
article Judge's verdict instructions to Gerald Stanley jury, explained in 1 minute
(Saskatchewan) -- It took Chief Justice Martel Popescul over an hour and a half to read out his verdict instructions to the jury in the Gerald Stanley murder trial. A...

2/17/2018

article Why Has Colten Boushie’s Mother Had To Work So Hard Just To Prove Her Son’s Humanity?
(Saskatchewan) -- The death of a child is one of the most shattering events a person can endure. Debbie Baptiste lost her 22-year-old son Colten Boushie in August 2016...
article Judge's verdict instructions to Gerald Stanley jury, explained in 1 minute
(Saskatchewan) -- It took Chief Justice Martel Popescul over an hour and a half to read out his verdict instructions to the jury in the Gerald Stanley murder trial.
article Mountie being investigated for racist comments ‘not the only one’
(British Columbia) -- A shocking online comment about Colten Boushie by an RCMP officer has the force investigating one of its own and others saying scrap the service...

2/16/2018

article Stanley murder acquittal inflames Indigenous people's loss of faith in Canada’s justice system
(Canada) -- Before people took to the streets in protest, before the Prime Minister met with Colten Boushie's family, the Battleford courtroom where the trial of...

2/15/2018

article 'He took my heart:' Colten Boushie’s father remembers kind, goofy son
(Saskatoon) -- Colten Boushie came into the world smiling. It was Halloween 1993 in Ronan, Mont., about 225 kilometres southeast of the Roosville Border Crossing in...
article Gerald Stanley acquittal outrage result of 'centuries of oppression,' says prominent civil rights lawyer
(Canada) -- The outrage felt and expressed across the country following the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial comes from years of injustice that have deeply eroded...

2/13/2018

article Boushie family promised 'concrete changes' in meetings with Trudeau, ministers
(Ottawa) -- Colten Boushie's family members say they believe the Liberal government will go the distance and change what they see as systemic problems with Canada...
article Colten Boushie verdict: Lack of Indigenous jurors reduces confidence in courts, Jagmeet Singh says
(Ottawa) -- Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says not having representative juries reduces confidence in the justice system in cases like the acquittal of a white farmer...
article Liberals review jury selection process after Boushie case uproar
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government wants to move swiftly on reforms to ensure more Indigenous people are represented on juries as anger builds across the country over...
article 'Justice for Colten' rally held outside Justice Minister's office in Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Dozens of people rallied outside the Vancouver constituency office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday afternoon, to show their support...
article Educators call on universities to help fight institutional racism following Stanley verdict
(Canada) -- Indigenous faculty members and allies are calling on university presidents across Canada to address the impact the Colten Boushie case has had on Indigenous...
article The long list of problems Colten Boushie's family says marred the case
(Saskatchewan) -- A light rain fell outside the North Battleford, Sask., provincial courthouse the morning of Aug. 11, 2016, as the man accused of killing Colten Boushie...
article Wilson-Raybould doesn't think justice system is fair to Indigenous people, vows reform
(Canada) -- Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she doesn't think the justice system is fair to Indigenous people and wants to strip it of its "colonial...

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