Sam Goldstein
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Why Ghomeshi amendment likely headed for Supreme Court

The so-called Ghomeshi amendment after the rightful acquittal of popular CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, took effect in December 2018. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government made the amendment in answer to victim rights advocates who thought the defence lawyer’s use of complainant communications to Ghomeshi post offence, such as “I love your hands,” was unfair as an invasion of their privacy.

The amendment is bound to end up before the Supreme Court as its reverse disclosure obligation on a defendant offends the Charter


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