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New book, Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice, explores minutiae of ‘all too familiar’ Boushie-Stanley case

By Laura Ryckewaert      

‘This is unfortunately just one in a long line of cases where Canadian justice has too often been indigenous injustice,’ says author Kent Roach.

University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach takes a detailed look into the history, legal precedent, police investigation, criminal trial, and the aftermath of the Stanley case in his new book, Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case. Photograph courtesy of the University of Toronto

The criminal trial into the death of Colten Boushie that “galvanized national attention” last year laid bare systemic issues of Indigenous injustice in the Canadian justice system and should not be forgotten, says University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach, author of a new, deep-dive book on the controversial case, Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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