chasteness Canada gets critical funding in fight for the wrongfully convicted
TORONTO An organization that has helped exonerate more than 20 Canadians wrongfully convicted of
serious crimes is receiving much needed funding that will allow it to resume tackling new cases.
chasteness Canada, Which said in September it was being forced to stop taking on new projects and
was laying off some staff after the us government refused to offer financial help, Will are made
$275,000 a year for many years from the Ontario government,
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Naqvi launched Tuesday.
Debbie Oakley, Executive director of purity Canada, Said in an interview Tuesday that Naqvi had
expressed concern about the dramatic scaling back of the group's work and wanted to help.
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the firm still needs to find another $150,000 a year in charitable donations and will still take a
hard look at its procedure, Such as how to go faster on cases, Oakley discussed.
Formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, Innocence Canada is the country's
only full time non profit organization that delves into potential wrongful convictions separate from
government or universities. Lawyers at the donate about $3.5 million a year in free time to the
complex cases but some of that work must be brought in house, Oakley claimed.
In saying the funding, Naqvi said the provider is important for access to justice.
"Innocence Canada plays a huge role in our justice system by advocating for people who may have
been wrongfully convicted but cannot afford a lawyer, Naqvi said in your firm stand out.
organised in 1993, The organization has tackled cases that have made headlines, Both for their
notoriety and for how much the wrong person was accused or imprisoned. Among its 21 exonerations of
wrongly guilty are:
jesse Milgaard, Who spent 23 years in prison to 1969 rape and murder of Saskatoon nurse Gail
Guy john Morin, Who lived within cloud for 10 years, this consists of 18 months in prison, for your
1984 murder of Chistine Jessop, 9, over Queensville, Ont,
william Mullins Johnson, Who spent 12 years in prison for raping and covering up his niece Valin, 4,
from Sault Ste. marie, Ont, found in 1993;
Steven Truscott, Who spent 10 years in prison the particular 1959 murder of Lynne Harper, 12, as to
the provider also has 85 other cases across Canada under review but said in September it had run out
of money to take on new ones and would have to cut staff and possibly vacate its Toronto offices.
The measures followed months of fruitless interactions with the Liberal government of Justin
The nine month working layoff notices issued to staff remain in effect although that could change.
"This support will allow us to continue the vital work of providing legal services to people
who appeared to be wrongfully convicted of a crime and need our special expertise to root out fresh
evidence, Obtain expert opinions and write very particular briefs, Russell Silverstein and as well
Ron Dalton, The co presidents of Innocence Canada said in an announcement.