extreme intoxication

The reaction to the ‘intoxication’ ruling is overblown. It still needs to be appealed.

The Ontario Court of Appeal struck down Section 33.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code on June 3 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Since then, there has been an outpouring of concern about the effects this ruling could have on cases of sexual assault and violence against women, including a petition with over 300,000 signatures.Continue...

Ontario’s drunkenness defence a threat to all

Ontario’s recent decision to allow extreme intoxication as a legal defence of sexual assault threatens the physical and mental safety of every person in the province.Continue...