Cindy Gladue case could be game-changer for future sex crime victims

A Calgary law professor says the case of Cindy Gladue, a First Nations woman killed in Edmonton motel room could change the way sex crimes are prosecuted in Canada.

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Melissa is a proud Red River Métis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).

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4 thoughts on “Cindy Gladue case could be game-changer for future sex crime victims

  1. Accountability is the order of the day. The victim was I feel set up by bringing up her being a prostitute. But NOT his sex perversion. The perpetrator MUST have his life scrutinized before labeling the victim. Lets get our priorities right and slam these men with the full extent of the Law.

  2. I believe all to often that the women whom are victims of sexual abuse/assault never or very seldom get justice in the courts of Alberta. The defence mouth pieces are allowed to badger the victims on the stand and they use the rape shield law brought in by the Federal P.C’s.
    Numerous victims that i personally have dealt with are genuinely afraid and scared of the legal system the way it is set up.

  3. I think its very fair, men need to be accountable, not fair in anyway to harm someone….look at the size difference of the two come on now..

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