Truscott Lecture in Justice

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Alexander Hall

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Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi Presents Truscott Lecture in Justice

Attorney General for Ontario the Honourable Yasir Naqvi will present the 2017 Truscott Lecture in Justice, “Challenging the Status Quo.” All are welcome to attend.

The lecture series is part of the Truscott Initiative launched at U of G in 2009 to commemorate the struggles of Guelph resident Steven Truscott and his family.

Truscott is known across Canada for his decades-long battle to prove his innocence after the 1959 murder of his schoolmate Lynne Harper. He was wrongly convicted of the crime at age 14 and spent years in prison before his release in 1969. He was acquitted by the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2007.

The Truscott Initiative aims to improve understanding of the nation’s complex criminal justice system and to highlight how criminal justice intersects with other policy areas and broader conceptions of justice.
An open reception will be held after the lecture in the Summerlee Science Complex atrium from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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