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Dr. Signa Daum Shanks of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is honoured to host a meeting of a think tank, PROJECT FACT(A), that will bring together a group of legal researchers to examine the many subjects involved in the R v. Stanley criminal trial. The group will release its first set of findings in late April 2018.

This spring, these researchers will examine the role of individual actors involved in the trial, state institutions, and Canadian and Indigenous laws. This trial has already resulted in civic debates and calls for law reform. Through its work, the think tank will provide plain-language information and legal tools for lawyers and others thinking and working inside and outside of the legal system.