Title

Killing Should Not Be Justified to Protect Property

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

3-2-2018

Abstract

In the past month, Canadian law has twice failed to achieve justice in cases where young Indigenous people have died at the hands of others. In the span of a week, Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie forced Canadians to face the deep injustices Indigenous peoples have been pointing out for generations.

In addition to crucial questions concerning the fairness of the criminal justice system, the death of Boushie has also raised questions about private property rights as a justification or explanation for the use of lethal force in Canadian law.

Publication Title

The Star

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