New report says indigenous youth expect unfair treatment in justice system
Indigenous youth fear being unjustly persecute by the Canadian justice system. This in a new report published by the Office of the provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.
The report was released in simultaneous events held on Parliament Hill and at the Ontario Legislative Assembly.
In November 2014, more than 150 First Nations youth gathered in Thunder Bay to address the lack of First Nations jurors in Canadian trials.
The under-representation of Aboriginal people on juries has contributed to lengthy delays in criminal trials and inquests proceedings.
In Thunder Bay, a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of seven Aboriginal teens is underway, but only after a lengthy three-year delay due to a lack of Aboriginal jurors.
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