What’s Current: Raymond Cormier found not guilty in murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine

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Raymond Cormier, Tina Fontaine
  • Raymond Cormier, accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River, has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Witnesses saw Cormier and Tina Fontaine together at the Best Western Charterhouse hotel in Winnipeg, days before she disappeared in August 2014. Secretly recorded conversations reveal Cormier saying:

“I did Tina, f–kin’ supposed to be legal and only 15. (Inaudible) … No going back, too. The cops said if there would have been DNA, and then probably they would’ve had enough evidence to charge, you know that, for the murder of Tina Fontaine.”

  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has allowed Dr. Walid Al-Houssan to continue practicing medicine, despite charges of sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a person with a disability, and sexual interference with a minor.
  • Artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle paints “unportraits” to honour missing black women.
  • Police lay charges against Minneapolis father. He is accused of torturing his two intellectually disabled daughters.
  • CBC News reveals that Oxfam cancelled plans for an #IBelieveHer campaign last fall after a senior official was accused of assault.
Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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