Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Should you hear it all?

Join us for an important and timely debate. For full info and tickets visit

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, 7:00 PM
Banting Institute (BI) Room 131, University of Toronto
100 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L5

This June the federal government introduced Bill C-51 with the stated goal “to help make the criminal justice system more compassionate towards complainants in sexual assault matters.” The Bill would change the rules of evidence only in cases of sexual assault.

Proponents hail the effort as boosting to support for sex assault victims. Opponents fear the legislation will unbalance the power of the Crown and deny long-stating legal protections for those accused of this serious crime.

Join us for a robust dialogue and debate about how to convict sexual assault perpetrators while protecting the accused but innocent, featuring

* Andre Marin, Former Assistant Crown Prosecutor, Director of the police civilian oversight agency the Special Investigations Unit and Attorney General of Ontario 2015 – 2015,

* Joseph Neuberger, renowned criminal defence trial lawyer in sexual assault and domestic violence cases, lead counsel for the Ontario government in the Cornwall Public Inquiry into historical allegations of sexual assault

* Diana Davison, civil rights activist and co-founder of The Lighthouse Project

Moderated by Lorne Honickman, Longtime television and radio broadcaster and criminal lawyer

This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society. It is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.