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Jury reform ‘not nearly enough,’ says law professor in book meant to fill gaps after no appeal in Stanley acquittal

‘The trial transcript doesn't tell the whole story,’ says Kent Roach, who tried to fill the gaps apparent in the Gerald Stanley trial in his new book Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice.
Law professor Kent Roach offers a close legal analysis of the Gerald Stanley trial as well as the social and political backdrop in his new book Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case. Photograph courtesy of Kent Roach
By Samantha Wright Allen      

When Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, the major missteps made in that courtroom proved to law professor and author Kent Roach that jury reform was only one step in the “fundamental change” needed to make the legal system fair for Indigenous people in Canada.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
Follow her or email her at swallen@hilltimes.com

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