Topic: gerald stanley trial

'We deserve better:' Family of Colten Boushie calls for United Nations to study systemic racism in Canada

Family members of Colten Boushie delivered a fiery call for justice at the international table today, as they called for the United Nations to undertake a study systemic racism against Indigenous people in Canada’s judicial and legal systems.

Publisher 'alarmed' by emails after rejecting Gerald Stanley book pitch

A publishing house won't be intimidated by the hateful emails which have arrived since rejecting a book pitch from Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley, says a spokesperson.

Gerald Stanley's book pitch rejected by publishing house

A Canadian publisher is saying it has no interest in sharing Gerald Stanley's side of the story when it comes to his trial and acquittal, saying it would be a continuation of injustice and would allow Stanley to profit from another man's death.

Gerald Stanley not in court as charges of improperly storing guns adjourned until mid-April

Charges against Gerald Stanley of improper storage of seven guns on the Biggar, Sask.-area property where Colten Boushie was fatally shot have been adjourned until April 16.

'I grieve for you': Winnipeg students send poems to prime minister after Cormier, Stanley trials

A group of Grade 7 and 8 students from a Winnipeg school are sending poetry to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, inspired by a poem written by Sen. Murray Sinclair about the shooting death of a young Indigenous man and the acquittal of the man accused of killing him.

Human rights lawyers group calls for appeal of verdict in Colten Boushie shooting case

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is also calling for an independent commission to examine everything from the RCMP's treatment of Colten Boushie's family to the way Gerald Stanley's two-week trial unfolded.

Canadians divided on Gerald Stanley verdict: poll

A new Angus Reid poll suggests that most people surveyed in Saskatchewan think the jury’s decision to acquit Gerald Stanley was “good and fair.”

Sask. Archbishop calls on public to address 'systemic racism in our society'

Archbishop Don Bolen says he doesn’t think Stanley verdict will have a direct impact on reconciliation efforts.

Gerald Stanley murder trial was 'not the right case' for cameras in the courtroom: judge

Media outlets including CBC News made a rare request to broadcast and live stream portions of a murder trial, but the judge in the Gerald Stanley case denied the request.

How some Sask. classrooms are navigating the Gerald Stanley verdict

The death of Colten Boushie and the trial and acquittal of Gerald Stanley have been top of mind for many in Saskatchewan, including the province's youngest and most impressionable.

Gerald Stanley due back in court on charges he improperly stored guns

The legal troubles of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, are slated to continue in provincial court next month.
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Judge's verdict instructions to Gerald Stanley jury, explained in 1 minute

The seven women and five men who found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the death of Colten Boushie had to consider three key questions before reaching that verdict. Watch our explainer video.

'The world knows his name': rally for Colten Boushie held in Regina exactly one week after verdict

One week after the verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial came down, people gathered in Regina to remember the death of Colten Boushie.

Sask. religious leaders vow to 'work for peace and reconciliation' in statement on Gerald Stanley verdict

Colten Boushie's death and the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial "have resurfaced profound pain to families and communities," says a statement from Saskatchewan's bishops and archbishops.

Rival fundraisers reveal a country divided online post-Gerald Stanley verdict

The online response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has taken on a life of its own with people hurling hate and throwing a substantial amount of money at two rival GoFundMe fundraising campaigns.

RCMP investigating whether Mountie wrote on Facebook that Boushie 'got what he deserved'

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says an investigation is underway into a report that an RCMP officer wrote on Facebook that Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm in 2016, "got what he deserved."

'He took my heart': Colten Boushie's father remembers kind, goofy son

Pete Boushie still remembers how beautiful the baby's mother, Debbie Baptiste, was and how excited he was for the arrival of their third son. And he remembers the smile on the boy's face after he was born. They named him Colten Cale Boushie but he quickly became Co Co.

It's time to let Canadian jurors speak freely about their verdicts, experts say

In Canada, jurors are prohibited by law from making any public comment about their deliberations or reasons for a verdict. But is it time to change the law and allow jurors to speak?

Colten Boushie's family appeals RCMP's internal investigation

Colten Boushie's family is appealing the decisions of an RCMP internal investigation into how police dealt with the family following the 22-year-old's death.

'Frustrated and helpless': Rural residents say Stanley trial highlights crime, police response time concerns

Feelings of frustration and helplessness are simmering in rural parts of Saskatchewan in the wake of the Gerald Stanley trial, which underlined long-standing concerns over crime and law enforcement's ability to adequately respond to it.
Opinion

Was it wrong for Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould to tweet about the Boushie verdict? Two experts debate

Many criticized these statements as inappropriate, while others applauded the pair for pointing out an injustice. CBC Opinion asked two lawyers to weigh in on the debate.

Gerald Stanley acquittal outrage result of 'centuries of oppression,' says prominent civil rights lawyer

The outrage felt and expressed across the country following the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial comes from years of injustice that have deeply eroded confidence of Indigenous peoples in Canada's justice system, says a Toronto-based lawyer.
Opinion

We don't have to agree with jury's decision in Gerald Stanley case, but we must respect it

The shooting of Colten Boushie truly polarized many in the province and indeed the country. While we don't have to agree with the jury's decision to find Gerald Stanley not guilty in Boushie's death, we must respect it, according to defence lawyer Brian Pfefferle.

Boushie family promised 'concrete changes' in meetings with Trudeau, ministers

Colten Boushie's family says they believe the Liberal government will go the distance to change what they see as systemic problems with Canada's justice system in the simmering aftermath of his shooting death.

'We hit a wall here': Regina mayor says Gerald Stanley trial has set back reconciliation efforts

The trial of Gerald Stanley has divided people "to some degree" and set back reconciliation efforts, says Regina Mayor Michael Fougere.

Gerald Stanley acquittal renews calls for justice reform 27 years after Manitoba inquiry

Two high-profile killings in Manitoba three decades ago propelled the provincial government to launch an inquiry into the barriers Indigenous people face in the justice system.
Opinion

Cases like Colten Boushie's are handled unjustly, and there's nothing wrong with saying that: Neil Macdonald

Had an all-Indigenous jury, selected under the supervision of an Indigenous judge, acquitted an Indigenous farmer of murdering a young white man, what would the reaction have been? That scenario is utterly unrealistic, but to ask the question is to answer it.

The long list of problems Colten Boushie's family says marred the case

The family of Colten Boushie says the acquittal of the man charged with murder in his death is just the latest in a series of disappointments and frustrations they’ve experienced over the 18-month investigation and subsequent two-week trial.

Sask. Premier Scott Moe welcomes 'difficult discussions' on racism following Gerald Stanley verdict

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province has "difficult discussions" ahead on racism, the justice system and rural crime.

Video showing jury delivering Gerald Stanley verdict taken down from Facebook

A video posted online Friday of a Saskatchewan jury delivering its not guilty verdict in Gerald Stanley's murder trial has been taken down after it sparked "grave concern" at the province's Ministry of Justice on Monday.

'We feel like Colten died again': Boushie family, Indigenous leaders say they've lost faith in justice system

A University of Saskatchewan professor says it will take more than changes to the jury system to achieve true justice for Indigenous people.

Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette says Colten Boushie's death was an 'abject failure of our society'

The Winnipeg politician says all sides have been placed in an "impossible situation" after a Saskatchewan farmer was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge following the death of a Colten Boushie, young Indigenous man.

Winnipeg rally calls for 'justice for the family of Colten Boushie' following not-guilty verdict

​People who rallied for change to Canada's justice system in Winnipeg Saturday believe Colten Boushie's family deserves better.

'Justice for Colten': Hundreds gather for Boushie support rally in Saskatoon after Stanley not-guilty verdict

People gathered in Saskatoon, Regina and other Canadian cities Saturday to show their support for the family of Colten Boushie after Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer, was acquitted Friday of responsibility for Boushie's death.

Sask. premier says province is listening as 'deep disappointment' expressed in wake of Stanley verdict

Reaction to the verdict in the Gerald Stanley case has been flooding in from across Saskatchewan after a jury found Stanley not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie.

'I don't have any hope tonight' says U of M Native studies prof after Gerald Stanley acquittal

A Manitoba professor of Native studies says he’s struggling to find hope for reconciliation in Canada after a Saskatchewan farmer was found not guilty Friday night in the 2016 death of a young Indigenous man.
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Shouts of 'murderer' in courtroom after Gerald Stanley acquitted in Colten Boushie shooting

Several people in the courtroom yelled "Murderer!" seconds after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie early Friday evening.
Opinion

Gerald Stanley's defence of a hang fire 'accident' key to jury decision

By definition, a pure accident should rarely attract criminal consequences, but in the high-profile trial of Gerald Stanley, the accused told a jury this week that he didn't mean to shoot Colten Boushie.

'Jury is taking their oath very seriously': Deliberations stretch into 2nd day at Gerald Stanley murder trial

The family of Colten Boushie is thankful to jurors for their service as deliberations passed the 24-hour mark, says the family's lawyer.

'Hearsay' from Reddit and other things the Gerald Stanley trial jury didn't hear

Emotions have run high during Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley's murder trial — so high the judge had to tell people in the gallery to stop snickering and muttering words under their breath.

Premier, RCMP call for respectful behaviour as Gerald Stanley trial nears end

The RCMP is reminding the public they can be held accountable for their comments on the trial of Gerald Stanley, who is accused of the second-degree murder of Colten Boushie.

'Use your collective common sense': Jury now deliberating verdict at Gerald Stanley trial

The jury began its deliberations Thursday on the fate of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer accused of killing Colten Boushie. Court was adjourned for the night, and they will return to their deliberations on Friday.
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What happened on Gerald Stanley's farm the day Colten Boushie was shot, as told by witnesses

Witnesses disagree on some major points, but here's what we know about what happened on Aug. 9, 2016.

'I just wasn't thinking straight': Gerald Stanley cross-examined at his 2nd-degree murder trial

Gerald Stanley told the jury at his second-degree murder trial today in Saskatchewan that he didn't mean to shoot Colten Boushie. "Boom, the thing just went off," Stanley testified Monday afternoon.

Stanley trial exposes problems with jury selection, say legal experts

The trial in the death of Saskatchewan First Nations man Colten Boushie is exposing a fundamental flaw in Canada's justice system, say some legal experts: the ability to reject jurors without specifying a reason.

'A snapshot of the mind': Sketch artist provides glimpse into trial of man accused in Colten Boushie death

In the space of just a few moments, courtroom artist Cloudesley Rook-Hobbs is making split decisions and finding defining moments, as he produces sketch after sketch at the second-degree murder trial of Gerald Stanley.

Gerald Stanley murder trial judge advises jury on contradictory testimony

Saskatchewan Judge Martel Popsecul is asking jurors to apply "common sense" when wading through the conflicting testimony they have heard at the trial of Gerald Stanley, the man accused of killing Colten Boushie.

Woman IDs Stanley as Boushie's shooter, says his son had gun too

One of the women who was in the SUV with Colten Boushie the day he was fatally shot on Gerald Stanley's rural property said she heard the farmer tell a younger man — previously identified in court as Stanley's son Sheldon — to "go get a gun" before Boushie was shot.

'It just went off. I just wanted to scare them,' son recalls Gerald Stanley saying after gun fired

Not long after his father told him the semi-automatic pistol he was holding accidentally went off and killed Colten Boushie, Sheldon Stanley — the son of Boushie's accused killer Gerald Stanley — said he and his parents sat in silence drinking coffee around their dining room table.

Court hears Colten Boushie's DNA was on rifle barrel found near his body on Gerald Stanley farm

The first day of testimony in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the man accused of killing Colten Boushie in August 2016, offered the first glimpse of what happened that day. It also spurred stern questions from Stanley's defence lawyer about the RCMP's investigative methods.

'Deck is stacked against us,' says family of Colten Boushie after jury chosen for Gerald Stanley trial

Jade Tootoosis said Stanley's defence attorney challenged every visibly Indigenous jury candidate for the long-awaited trial in Battleford, Sask.
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'Huge' pool of 750 people summoned as potential jurors for Colten Boushie case

The family of Colten Boushie hopes the jury pool summoned for the trial of Gerald Stanley, who has been charged with second-degree murder in Boushie's death, is representative of the wider community, says their lawyer.

Coming trial 'is not a referendum on racism,' says lawyer for man accused of killing Colten Boushie

Defence attorney Scott Spencer issued a statement on Friday aiming to stub out racial tensions as a factor in next week's second-degree murder trial.