What’s Current: Crown won’t appeal acquittal of Raymond Cormier in Tina Fontaine’s murder

  • The Crown will not appeal the acquittal of a man who was accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine and dumping her body in a Winnipeg river. Last month, a jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the Indigenous girl’s death.
  • Sherry Johnson, a Florida woman who was forced to marry her rapist at the age of 11, has finally won her years-long campaign to get the state to ban marriage for children 16 and younger, and to forbid 17-year-olds to marry anyone more than two years older.
  • A south London man is facing criminal charges for using FGM to punish his daughter for perceived misbehavior, and for criminal cruelty to his other children.
  • The City of London (Ontario) claims it takes sexual harassment seriously, but the executive director of the London Abused Women’s Centre, Megan Walker, says victims are facing retaliation and unsympathetic law enforcement.
  • A Canadian military court has found a sailor based in Halifax guilty of sexually assaulting a subordinate.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.