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‘And justice for all’ must be more than a cliché

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Simon Potter

We Canadians have had the benefit this past year of two highly publicized trials which have reminded us all of at least two very valuable lessons. It is presumptuous to leap to conclusions as to who is guilty or innocent, and our system of justice rests on protections which demand that our courts hear ably from both sides of any case.

Both the Mike Duffy trial and the Jian Ghomeshi trial began with much blistering public commentary but both ended with commentary having softened, even prior...