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Diane Martin
Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall, Toronto

Children and women are treated as truth tellers for the purposes of their claims... A trial is not a determination of what happened anymore. The presumption of innocence has taken a major hit over the last 15 years under the guise of offering protection to vulnerable witnesses.

Apr. 18, 1998 - from "Lawyer says top court deserves tough criticism", published in the Globe and Mail