2009 Archive

Bogus modelling offers lured girls, allege Calgary police: 3 alleged victims were lured from Saskatoon
CBC News. Thursday, December 3, 2009
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Ski jumpers seek Supreme Court appeal: Legal case, implications debated in Whistler Forum event
Megan Grittani-Livingston. Whistler Question. December 2, 2009. 
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Maxed Out: IOC says don't jump, we stay silent 
G. D. Maxwell. Pique: Whistler's Newsmagazine. December 2, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Female ski jumpers taking case to Supreme Court 
Lawyers hope hearing can take place prior to Olympics 
Jesse Ferreras. Pique: Whistler's Newsmagazine. December 2, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Female ski jumpers to seek leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada
Stephanie Levitz. The Canadian Press. December 1 2009
Mentioned: Professor Emeritus William Black
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Human trafficking
TV: Global National. November 23, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Nisga'a take leap into economics of real estate
Justine Hunter. The Globe and Mail. November 19, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Douglas Harris
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Hearings begin for migrants arrested off Canadian coast
Agence France Presse (English). October 21, 2009. 
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Human cargo raises alarm; With the interception of a mysterious ship off the Pacific coast, it becomes clearer that perpetrators of a high-stakes criminal enterprise must be held to account
Benjamin Perrin. The Globe and Mail. October, 22 2009. Page: A21.
Written by Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Hearings begin for migrants arrested off Canada
Agence France Presse – AFP. October 21, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Story appearing in The Montreal Gazette, France24, MSN Malaysia News, Lanka Business Online and other Sri Lankan newspapers.

Seized migrants sent to Vancouver
James Keller. The Canadian Press. October 19, 2009. Page: A8.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Would-be migrants sent to Vancouver on B.C. ferry
James Keller. Canadian Press. October 18, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Story appearing in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Orleans Star, Medicine Hat News, 
Lethbridge Hearld, Truro Daily News, Daily Mirror, Pictou Country Nova Scotia News, Canoe.ca, CKTB, CFTKTV, CKFR.

Ottawa will expand prisons to suit tough crime laws
Bill Curry. Globe and Mail. October 16, 2009. 
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Prisoners of Ideology
Editorial Page. The Ottawa Citizen. October 12, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson

Time to put human rights into public safety
Graham Stewart. Hill Times Op-Ed. October 12, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Associate Professor Janine Benedet is interviewed regarding a group of sex trade workers who are challenging Canadian laws that they say force women on to the streets.
Heather Hiscox. CBC’s The National. October 11, 2009.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet

Women's groups battling decriminalization of prostitution
Dharm Makwana. 24 HOURS. October 7, 2009.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet
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Libby Davies votes against child trafficking bill: Warped pro-prostitution philosophy behind MP's opposition to Bill C-268
Mark Hasiuk. Vancouver Courier. Wednesday, October 07, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Legalizing the purchase of women for sex won't make them safe 
Janine Benedet. The Globe And Mail. October 7, 2009. Page: A17. 
Editorial by Associate Professor Janine Benedet
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Changing how the world's oldest profession is policed; Legal challenge being launched by prostitutes aims to show Canada's laws are out of step and make risky work even more dangerous
Kirk Makin. The Globe And Mail. October 6, 2009. Page: A4.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet 
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Editorial: Prison reform requires greater political debate
The Saskatchewan Star Phoenix. September 28, 2009. 
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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'Tough on crime' tough to take: editorial
Paul Berton. Ottawa Sun. September 28, 2009.
Carried also in Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, London Free Press, Toronto Sun, Sudbury Star, Winnipeg Sun.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Editorial: Time to get real on prison crowding
Sacramento Bee. September 26, 2009. Page 16A
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Cybersoliciting: How the Net foils the vice squad
Gabrielle Giroday. Winnipeg Free Press. September 26, 2009. Page: A6.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Les prisons conservatrices dénoncées
Mathieu Perreault. La Presse. September 25, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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No data backs Tory corrections policy: study
The Canadian Press (OTTAWA). September 25, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Report kiboshes lock 'em up idea 
Chris Malette. Belleville Intelligencer. September 25, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Tory plans for U.S.-style prisons slammed in report 
CBC News, National News. September 24, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Conservatives too tough on prisoners: report
Tonda MacCharles.TheStar.com. September 24, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Implementing prison report would make things worse
Peter Mcknight. Vancouver Sun. September 24, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Crime and Public Safety
Jan Wong (Host). CBC Radio One - The Current. September 24, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson

Federal prison overhaul plan dismissed as amateur, alarming
Janice Tibbetts. Canwest News Service, Ottawa Citizen, September 23, 2009.
Carried in National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Province, Calgary Herald
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson
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Tax quirk spares Terasen millions; Judge admits ruling is likely to upset B.C. taxpayers
Rob Shaw. Times Colonist (Victoria). August 8, 2009. Page: A1. 
Mentioned: Professor David Duff
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The Missing Link
Ian Harvey. Canadian Lawyer Magazine. August 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Susan B. Boyd
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Copyright: Let's take ownership: Outdated legislation hinders Canada's digital engagement
Globe and Mail. August 2, 2009
Editorial by Professor Mira Sundara-Rajan
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Sex tourism and Canada's weak response
Sandie Benitah, CTV, August 2, 2009.
Featured: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Handling has been 'inept'
Murray Martin. Burnaby Now. August 1, 2009. Pg. 7
Mentioned: Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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In fear they flee: Why Ottawa's visa decision is a step backward; Talk about an incentive for illegal entry to Canada or for people already in Canada to ‘disappear'
Catherin Dauvergne. The Globe and Mail. July 20 2009
Written by Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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'We've come a long way' on handling migrants
Jack Knox. Times - Colonist. July 19, 2009. Pg. A.1
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Singer's daughters inspired anti-slavery campaign; Saltspring Island man will run 800 kilometres in chains
Joanne Hatherly, and Ann Hui. Times Colonist (Victoria). July 18, 2009. Page: A6
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin. 
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Professors say cops' Olympic plans illegal
Carlito Pablo. Georgia Straight. July 16, 2009
Mentioned: Professor Wesley Pue
Full Story

CTV News: Child prostitution
CTV - CTV NEWS. July 12 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin speaks to CTV in a report that says Winnipeg is the worst city in Canada for child sex crimes.

B.C. top court rejects ski jump bid; International Olympic Committee beyond reach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, judge rules
Rod Mickleburgh. The Globe and Mail. Jul 11, 2009. Page: A4
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Women lose bid to ski jump at Olympics 
Howard Berkes. NPR: All Things Considered. July 10, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Winnipeg's Shame: Leads in selling sex with kids
Ross Romaniuk. Winnipeg Sun. July 9, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin 
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Interview with Prof. Perrin, speaker at Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs conference on preventing human trafficking
July 8-9, 2009, appearing on CBC (Manitoba), CTV(Manitoba), Global (Manitoba), City TV (Winnipeg), Radio-Canada (Manitoba), CJOB Radio Winnipeg. 
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin

Winnipeg major centre for child sex trade: expert
CBC News. July 8, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin 
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Former high-level bureaucrat calls for national action plan on sex trade
Steve Lambert. Canadian Press. July 8, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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First Nation women & children at high risk for sexual exploitation
Stephanie Dearling. Digital Journal. July 8, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Pickton appeal decision expected Thursday
CBC.CA News. June 25, 2009.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet
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CBC World Report: Robert Pickton
Connie Sinclair. CBC.CA News. June 25, 2009.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet

Mean Streets
Kevin Chong. Chatelaine Magazine. August 2009 issue.
Pg. 154 – 161.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet

CBC's The House
The House. June 2009. By: Chris Hall.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin was the mystery guest on CBC's "Beat The House."

Teen girls selling sex on Craigslist, police say
CTV.ca. June 30 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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New mothers in law; The case of Katrina Effert has reopened the debate over infanticide laws
Kevin Libin. National Post. June 24, 2009. Page: A3 
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
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A lawsuit to dye for; The shears are out as rival hair salons battle over staff and client secrets 
Giuseppe Valiante. National Post. June 19 2009. Page: A3.
Mentioned: Professor Joost Blom
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UBC professor hailed as 'hero' in fight against human trafficking
Jane Armstrong. Globe and Mail, June 17, 2009. Page: B1.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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National attack needed on human traffickers: System subversive, highly organized in Canada
Kimberly Shearon. The Province (Vancouver). June 17, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Canada must do more to curb human trafficking: report
CTV.ca News staff. Canada AM. June 17, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story
 
U.S. tells Canada: Harsher sentences needed for sex traffickers: UBC law professor called hero in fight against modern-day slavery
Camille Bains. Canadian Press. June 16, 2009.
Mentioned: Bejamin Perrin
Full Story
 
UBC professor a success story in fight against human trafficking
Richard Dalton. Vancouver Sun. June 16, 2009.
Mentioned: Bejamin Perrin
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Crusader against sex trafficking wants Canada to prosecute more vigorously
Richard Dalton, Vancouver Sun. June 17, 2009
Mentioned: Bejamin Perrin
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'Lots of twists, turns' in dead infants case: police chief
Natalie Alcoba. National Post. June 16, 2009. Page: A6.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
Full Story

U.S. tells Canada: Harsher sentences needed for sex traffickers: UBC law professor called hero in fight against modern-day slavery
Camille Bains. Canadian Press, June 16, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Story appearing in CBC.ca, Toronto Sun, Prince George Citizen, Brandon Sun, Bugle-Observer, Pictou Country Nova Scotia News, Lethbridge Herald, Medicine Hat News, Orleans Star, CanadaEast.com, Metro Canada, CJBK, CKTB, CKFR, CFTKTV, KBS Radio, 570 News, 660 News, 680 News, iNews880, News 1130, CBC News – Vancouver, CTV – BC / National, City TV, Shaw TV – Studio 4, OMNI TV, Ming Pao, Sing Tao, Fairchild TV, Fairchild Radio, June 16, 2009, CBC Radio – BC Almanac, CKNW – Bill Good Show (BC), Talk AM 1410 – Nik and Mark Show (Vancouver)

UBC professor a success story in fight against human trafficking
Richard Dalton. Vancouver Sun. June 16, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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UBC prof Perrin honoured for fighting human trafficking and child sex trade
Vancouver Sun, June 16, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Craigslist open to changing sex ads section in Canada, B.C. expert says; Law professor and Peel Regional Police have discussed the issue with the online classified ad company in an effort to prevent sexual exploitation of minors
Camille Bains. The Canadian Press. June 12, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin.
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Calming the waters of mutiny; Not a chance with Cap'n Bligh, but Air Canada talks might fare better
Paul Luke. The Province. June 7, 2009. Page: A28 / FRONT
Mentioned: Adjunct Professor Carrie Gallant and UBC Law Student Saarah Shivji
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Pimps guilty of trafficking: Prof
Tamara Cherry. The Toronto Sun. April 30, 2009.
Interviewed: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Female Ski Jumpers Seek Olympic Inclusion
Cindy Chan. Epoch Times. April 29, 2009.
Interviewed: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Women contend ban from 2010 Games violates the Charter
Petti Fong. The Toronto Star. April 23, 2009.
Interviewed: Professor Margot Young
Fully Story

VANOC has no control over ski jumping, court told
Rod Mickleburgh. The Globe and Mail. April 23, 2009. Page: A9.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Downturn affects Vancouver's Olympic plans
Richard Read. The Oregonian. April 21, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young

Ski jumpers must clear legal hurdle, experts say
Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press. CTV News. April 19, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Women's advocates call for end to provincial discrimination
Garrett Zehr. The Tyee. April 10, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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A Question of Conviction
Vanessa Clark. Trek Magazine. Issue #23: Spring 2009 (March). pp. 14 - 17.
Mentioned: Tamara Levy, Director of the UBC Law Innocence Project

Citizens go hungry for the homeless
Jane Armstrong. The Globe and Mail. March 30, 2009  Page: S1 
Mentioned: Adjunct Professor Jason Gratl
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Female Ski Jumpers Suing to Have Their Sport Included in the 2010 Olympics
Marion Lay. VancouverIAM.com. March 17, 2009.
Interviewed: Professor Margot Young
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Trail of a sex tourist: Canada's limited success in pursuing pedophiles
CTV W-FIVE. March 7, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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B.C. turns to courts after negotiations fail in landmark case
Robert Matas. The Globe and Mail. February 26, 2009. Page: S3.
Mentioned: Professor and Associate Dean Douglas Harris
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Is this the quiet end to pay equity?Tories want to kill the principle that equity is a right, critics say
Aaron Wherry. Macleans. February 21, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Human trafficking under the lights 
Laureen McMahon. B.C. Catholic Newspaper. February 20, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Human trafficking thrives under radar 
Mark Hasiuk. Vancouver Courier. February 12, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Law Prof Takes Aim at Foreign Aid Projects
Sean Sullivan. UBC Reports. Vol. 55, No. 2. February 5, 2009
Mentioned: Professor Ian Townsend-Gault
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B.C. expert hails bill on mandatory-minimum sentence for human trafficking
Camille Bains. The Canadian Press. January 29, 2009.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin

Confronting Human Trafficking in Canada
Benjamin Perrin. The Lawyers Weekly. February 6, 2009
Written by Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Charges are appropriate for overseas child-sex offences, court rules; Man faces 35 charges in B.C.
Bradley Bouzane. The Vancouver Sun. January 31, 2009. Page: B3
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Just a slap on wrist; MP wants stiffer penalties for trafficking kids
Tamara Cherry. The Toronto Sun. January 29, 2009. Page: 6.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Interviews featuring Visiting Professor David Duff on the Federal Budget
CBC Radio: The Current, January 28, 2009.

Le Parlement est roi!
Collectif d'auteurs. Le Devoir.com. 26 janvier 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story
**Article also appears in numerous other publications including La Presse and the Toronto Star.

What UBC’s Innocence Project is doing about wrongful convictions
CKNW AM980, "The Christy Clark Show". January 26, 2009
Mentioned: Tamara Levy, Director of the UBC Law Innocence Project
Podcast available at http://www.cknw.com/podcasts.aspx

Lawsuit looms over World Cup ski jumping event 
CTV News. With a report by CTV British Columbia's Sarah Galashan. January 24, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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35 experts expliquent la légalité d'un gouvernement de coalition
Lina Dib. La Presse Canadienne. 23 janvier 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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The Macleans.ca Interview: Power to the Parliamentarians
Kady O'Malley.Macleans.ca. January 23, 2009.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Jails may hold many wrongfully convicted, UBC study suggests
Wendy Stueck. The Globe and Mail. Friday, January 23, 2009. Page: S1 
Mentioned: Tamara Levy, Director, UBC Law Innocence Project
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What happens next if PM loses vote on coming budget?
The Toronto Star. Friday, January 23, 2009. Page: AA06.
Mentioned: Comments from UBC Law Professor Margot Young
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