Category: Contribution to Civil Rights
REMOTE LIFE, ROUGH JUSTICE
Remote Life, Rough Justice
Winnipeg Free Press - April 18, 2019
The original publication is available via the following link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/contempt-for-courtremote-life-rough-justice-508757542.html
Justice delayed is the reality for many northern Manitoba residents caught in an overburdened legal system starved for resources.
The High Price of Injustice
Winnipeg Free Press - April 22, 2019
The original publication is available via the following link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/the-high-price-of-injustice-508919932.html
Manitoba spends about $1.5 million annually on an overwhelmed, weather-delayed 'flying circus' northern circuit court system that many communities don't trust.
In Manitoba's North, where 15 circuit courts dot the vast and remote geographical area, a single delay costs the province an average of $10,000.
Justice by Geography
Winnipeg Free Press - April 24, 2019
The original publication is available via the following link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/justice-by-geography-509025612.html
Northern Manitobans don’t have the same access to restorative jail alternatives available to non-violent, first-time criminal offenders in the Winnipeg region.
On the other end of the phone line, from her office in Cross Lake, Louann Flett sighs.