Anna Matas's Archive

News Flash: Conservative Government Disbands the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Late last week the Conservative government of Ontario tabled a budget titled “Protecting What Matters Most”. Unfortunately for survivors of violent crimes, “what matters most” does not appear to include compensation for the harms they have suffered as the victims of crimes like sexual assault. Through a schedule to the current budget, the Conservative government […]

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Quebec parties meet to discuss ways to better support sexual assault victims

Members of Quebec’s three main opposition parties met with the justice minister recently to discuss how to reform the way Quebec adjudicates sexual assault… Read Full Article on AdvocateDaily.com

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After #MeToo, Canada sees sharp increase in sexual assault complaints

The number of sexual assault complaints filed with police and classified as founded increased sharply in Canada after the #MeToo movement went viral in…  Read the full article on DailyAdvocate.com

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Ontario judge restores defence of extreme drunkenness in sexual assaults

People accused of sexual assault in Ontario are once again allowed to use excessive intoxication as a defence against criminal charges, a judge has… Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com

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N.L. proposal would allow anonymous reporting of sexual assaults

Sexual assault victims may soon be able to report attacks anonymously to police through third parties in Newfoundland and Labrador — part of a …  Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com

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Judicial council offers courses for judges on handling sex assault cases

The Canadian Judicial Council has launched a new website showcasing the training courses it is offering to federally appointed judges — including… Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com

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Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

Dear Anna, I found you to be very kind, genuine, considerate and compassionate. You have a wonderful, natural way about you to talk to victims. I always felt you truly cared about how I was feeling. I would like to express my gratitude for your services. I am hoping that once I start to receive […]

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N.L. to introduce legislation to target ‘revenge porn’

It’s encouraging to see provinces create legislation to deal with the issue of non-consensual online sharing of intimate images, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Anna… Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com 

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Newfoundland and Labrador to target ‘revenge porn’ with new law

Newfoundland and Labrador will target so-called revenge porn with new legislation to crack down on those who share intimate images without consent… Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com 

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Family Law Act Claims In Cases Of Sexual Abuse – Part 2

Lawyer Anna Matas explains compensation to family members for loss of guidance, care and companionship following sexual abuse or sexual assault of a loved one.

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