How Gladue principles were – or weren’t – applied in a home invasion case before Alberta Court of Appeal – APTN

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How Gladue principles were – or weren’t – applied in a home invasion case before Alberta Court of Appeal – APTN

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015488 Views

July 24, 2015

It’s been nearly 16 years since the Supreme Court of Canada made its historic “Gladue” ruling setting in motion a direct connection to the trauma of residential schools to the parade of Aboriginal people before the courts across the country.

And one recent case before the Alberta Court of Appeal illustrates how judges can still disagree with how to interpret Gladue factors in some jurisdictions.

It involves an Aboriginal man convicted of a violent home invasion in Edmonton in July 2010.

One night he went into a jealous rage over his former girlfriend not answering his telephone calls. He booted down the door of where she was staying assaulting her and her female friend in the middle of the night.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/07/24/how-gladue-principles-were-or-werent-applied-in-a-home-invasion-case-before-alberta-court-of-appeal/

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