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CBC News – Jurors in Dennis Oland trial should have gag order lifted

Two months of ongoing criticism of the guilty verdict that sent Dennis Oland to prison — and of the character and motives of jury members who delivered it — is raising questions about rules in Canada that gag jurors after a trial, says Toronto lawyer Allan Rouben. Read the full article

National Post – Let the jurors talk

Section 649 of the Criminal Code makes it an offence for a juror to disclose “any information relating to the proceedings of the jury when it was absent from the courtroom that was not subsequently disclosed in open court.” This sweeping prohibition has prevented the public from knowing about the reasons for a jury’s decision,...

CBC Maritime Noon Interview

A tongue-in-cheek website telling Americans to move to Cape Breton if Donald Trump becomes president has resulted in real inquires, and has been a massive boost to Cape Breton tourism. Toronto lawyer Allan Rouben says jurors should be able to speak with media to explain their verdicts. We ask if you agree. Your thoughts on...

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