Ending sexual violence enabling: Responsibilities of legal, judicial communities | Agnès Whitfield

By Agnès Whitfield (March 21, 2023, 1:57 PM EDT) -- The class action suit (Carcillo v. Canadian Hockey League, 2023 ONSC 886) against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), its major junior divisions and member clubs concerning alleged sadistic rookie initiation rites raises important questions about a persistent culture of sexual violence enabling within our legal and judicial communities. Why did CHL lawyers advise defending the class action suit instead of offering a process for reform, part of which would have included a settlement? What does the court’s denial of class action certification say about continuing judicial resistance to justice for sexual violence survivors?...
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