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Weinstein: Don't silence Marie Henein for doing her job

It is a unique form of sexism which seeks to silence a woman for doing what has traditionally been a man’s job a little too well for some people’s taste. 668 more words


Mathen: Our attitudes, not sexual assault law, are what need reform

In recent months, there has been a dizzying array of controversies focused on sexual assault. From the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, to the judicial inquiry into Justice Robin Camp, to systemic and horrific abuse of indigenous women, Canadians may be forgiven for thinking that their country is awash in sexual violence against which the criminal justice system stands helpless. 644 more words


Goldbloom: Why we'll welcome controversial Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein to our campus

The following appeared in the Montreal Gazette after reports that some are unhappy Marie Henein, a prominent Toronto defence lawyer, is scheduled to speak at Quebec’s Bishop’s University. 330 more words


Opinion: Why Bishop's looks forward to welcoming Marie Henein

Recently there have been news stories questioning Bishop’s University’s decision to invite Marie Henein to speak on our campus next February.

Henein is a criminal defence lawyer who has defended numerous types of cases including acting on behalf of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi in his sexual assault trial. 489 more words


Harassment, Abuse, Assaults and Responsibility

Lately the news has been filled with stories of harassment, assault and abuse of women. In Canada Jian Ghomeshi has made the news with women claiming he has sexually assaulted and harassed them. 839 more words


Marni Soupcoff: Canada's institutions of higher learning are falling down on the job

Whenever university students raise opposition to having a controversial figure speak on campus, it is reasonable to think about what values and thoughts are being conveyed by the resistance. 678 more words

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Decision to have Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein speak at universities perpetuates rape culture, critics say

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The choice of Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer as a speaker at four Canadian universities is sparking debate on one Nova Scotia campus.

Marie Henein, a prominent Toronto defence lawyer, is scheduled to speak at Bishops University in February, with the presentation live-streamed to St. 540 more words