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Survivors share the lighter side of ... rape?

At first glance, the connection between rape and comedy isn’t all that apparent. Perhaps not even at second glance.

But don’t tell that to Heather Jordan Ross or the group of comedians/rape survivors she has gathered, along with her co-producer Emma Cooper, for a touring show called Rape is Real and Everywhere (RIR&E). 716 more words

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CBC executive fired in wake of Ghomeshi scandal sues broadcaster for ‘sacrificing’ him

A top CBC executive who was fired for his role as a key player in the Jian Ghomeshi affair claims he was politically scapegoated by the public broadcaster, and is suing for more than $700,000. 872 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Duffy, Ghomeshi cases show great divide between court of public opinion and real court

I was, happily for Sen. Mike Duffy and his great admirer Ontario Court Judge Charles Vaillancourt, in Italy on vacation when the latter issued his decision about the former. 906 more words

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Ashley Csanady: No, Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi and to suggest as much is insulting to survivors

Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi.

To make that comparison, however tangentially, as Conservative MP Lisa Raitt appeared to Thursday morning, of the prime minister’s — immature — display in the House of Commons Wednesday is insulting to the women allegedly hurt by Ghomeshi and anyone who has experienced gendered violence. 733 more words

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'Secret' CBC documents from board of directors meetings haven't been made public since last August

The CBC’s board of directors met Tuesday to discuss the sale of the broadcaster’s Montreal headquarters, but according to one MP the details around the property deal and the board’s activities of late have been kept “secret.” 491 more words

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A Challenge to Canada's Writers and Artists

In this difficult week of MAU (Misogyny As Usual), when Jian Ghomeshi has signed a peace bond after already being acquitted of sexual assault and one count of choking, I’ve read many heartbreaking, raw accounts of women’s* encounters of violence at the hands of men. 313 more words

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Nelson: Don't rush to change justice system following Ghomeshi case

It takes about 20 hours to fly from Toronto to Jakarta, but the distance between what passes for justice in those cities is immeasurable.

Which is why we should consider the case involving former Calgary school teacher Neil Bantleman before rushing to the barricades demanding yet more changes in dealing with sex assault allegations following the Jian Ghomeshi saga. 609 more words

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