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False memories in sexual assault trials

*Trigger warning is in effect*

Spontaneous false memories are a common occurrence. Well intended, honest people often remember scenes they have not actually experienced, or unwittingly replace a detail of an event by another. 914 more words

Policy

Welcome to the Victorian Age, 2018: Greer, Ghomeshi, Brown, and a board still rigged against women.

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown is kicked to the curb.

In the court of public opinion, he has been convicted. Had he been in an official, court, he would easily walk like Jian Ghomeshi, and could rebuild his… 854 more words

Alleged Journalism

How Jian Ghomeshi Imprisoned My Blog for Over Two Years [and Albert Schultz Liberated It]

Okay, lie. Sort of. Jian Ghomeshi didn’t do that.

But in March 2016, getting ready to plot my next post, I discovered that my previously “fave new radio host” – the guy whom I, as a devoted listener, hoped might be taking CBC radio back from decades of redneck government budget-hackers and CBC-haters – seemed suddenly to be tanking at interviews. 1,955 more words

Jonathan Kay: Post-Weinstein, we must reform due process, not abandon it

“Call me old-fashioned,” Tweeted comedian Kate Willett over the weekend. “But I want a man who will protect me like I’m the reputation of a guy he’s never met.” 1,667 more words

Full Comment

What if?

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the entertainment industry, huh? The news broke about Harvey Weinstein and ever since then, I wake up every day and brace myself for who might be next. 638 more words

Personal

COMMENTARY: Under Ontario private member's bill, you could be forced to hire Jian Ghomeshi

Despite Ontario’s human rights laws being among the broadest in the country, they don’t go far enough, a provincial politician says.

Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, formerly a human rights lawyer, has introduced a private member’s bill, 810 more words

Court

Spencer: Are we finally putting onus for harassment where it belongs? Maybe

When I moved to Ottawa from suburban Scarborough some years ago, my date took me to a well-known, mid-priced restaurant. The food was good, the service friendly. 682 more words

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