Lawyer says Alberta jury process violates Aboriginal rights

By Noemi Lopinto
APTN National News
EDMONTON–An Alberta-based lawyer has launched a constitutional challenge against the province’s jury selection process.

Lawyer Tom Engle says the government is to blame for a jury selection process that violates the rights of Aboriginal people.

Provincial legislation excludes people who have been charged or convicted of criminal offences and Engle says the selection process is openly biased against people living on reserves.

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  2. In 2007, at the Thunder Bay District Jail my eldest son died. The government held an inquest, and I asked my lawyer why there wasn’t any Aboriginal representation on the jury, given the fact the we are members of the Fort William First Nation, located right beside the city.rnrnOur lawyer asked brought the issue forward and demanded to see the jury roll. Since then it has been taken to the Ontario Supreme Court and will be heard on Sept. 21st in Toronto. Aboriginal Legal Services from Toronto are representing the case.

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