I am a retired judge. I resigned my position after 33 years on the bench because I became disillusioned with the Canadian Criminal Justice system and in particular its treatment of aboriginal people.
I now seek to challenge people in the legal profession/business to re-think the true meaning of justice, and the need for drastic changes in the Criminal Justice System in Canada, and the need to change our attitudes towards aboriginal people for the sake of Canada’s honour.
In 1977, I had the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta. In 1996, I attracted international media attention when I ordered an investigation of political corruption and financial mismanagement on the reserve in my jurisdiction.
In 2010, I published Bad Medicine: A Judge's Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community. In 2014, I wrote Bad Judgement: The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada. I wrote these books to demonstrate the bias against aboriginal people in Canada, and the resistance in the Canadian Establishment to doing anything about it.
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