Cultural Competency

Practice Point


A River’s Legal Personality

When Canadian law treats corporations like people, it’s easy to believe natural features like rivers or mountains deserve similar rights, says a UVic legal scholar. (Victoria Times-Colonist)


Indigenous Representation on Juries

In February 2013, the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, called the lack of representation of First Nations peoples on juries a problem “of serious proportions” and said the justice system “as applied to First Nations peoples, particularly in the North, is quite frankly in a crisis.”

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