Tag: sexual assault

Active consent: Consent in the age of #MeToo

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Recently The Walrus looked at sexual assault and consent. Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed. Experts say the 1992 changes put Canada among the leaders in sexual-assault law internationally. “It requires active consent, as opposed to an absence

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What Cosby’s conviction means for sexual assault survivors

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed by CBC’s Metro Morning today on the conviction of comedian Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Listen to the interview on CBC’s Metro Morning. Related posts: Ghomeshi case highlights

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What do I need to know to support women whose partners have sexually assaulted them?

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Intimate partner sexual abuse/violence is poorly understood and under-recognized, both by the women who experience it and those who provide services to them. And yet, in Canada in 2011, 17% of sexual assault reported to the police were committed by

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Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault cases as “baseless”

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is interviewed about sexual assault in response to the Globe and Mail article, “Unfounded.” The Globe investigation, conducted by Robin Doolittle, explores how police respond to sexual assault allegations. The result is a national

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Sexual assault decision: One judge with profound understanding

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, comments in a CBC article on the recent decision by Judge Marvin Zuker in a sexual assault case. “No other crime is looked upon with the degree of blameworthiness, suspicion and doubt as a

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De victime à traînée, le mythe increvable

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Gazette des femmes, a feminist journal from Quebec, interviewed Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, on rape myths that still make it difficult for women to get justice in criminal court. Read the article: De victime à traînée, le mythe

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Luke’s Place Legal Director on Ghomeshi and the Peace Bond

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Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, has spoken with a number of different media outlets: Metro Morning – Statement about Ghomeshi Toronto Star – What is a peace bond and how do they work? Toronto Star – Jian Ghomeshi’s legal

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Can the Ghomeshi trial lead to change?

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Thursday’s verdict of not guilty on all charges in the the trial of Jian Ghomeshi was no surprise to anyone. But in reaching acquittal, Justice William Horkins waded further into the controversies outside the courtroom than strictly necessary for his

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Luke’s Place Legal Director on the Ghomeshi Case

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, speaks with CBC Radio on the Ghomeshi case. The judge’s not-guilty verdict on the sexual assault trial was released today. Pamela’s radio schedule: Iqaluit – 6:20AM Windsor – 6:40AM – Windsor Morning Ontario –

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Ghomeshi case highlights issues of fairness in sexual assault trials

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Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed by Canadian news site, Rabble, about the fairness of sexual assault trials. Topics discussed include the power of sexual assault myths , especially in cases where a woman knows the perpetrator, how such

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