By Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press on November 13, 2020.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A new report from a women’s group in St. John’s says despite years of reforms, the Canadian justice system is failing sexual assault victims. It calls on advocates to put more resources into finding alternative routes to justice for survivors.
“We need to stop putting a piece of Scotch Tape over a pothole. It’s not in anyone’s best interests,” said Bridget Clarke, advocacy coordinator with the St. John’s Status of Women Council and the author of the report.
The report, titled “Survivors of Sexual Violence and…