The Canadian Press

2017-03-03 | Taxi-Driver-Assault

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The acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a young woman who was found drunk and unconscious in his cab prompted a debate over how Canadian courts react when the issue of consent is mixed with heavy drinking. Canadian Press reporter Michael Tutton had this report. (The Crown later announced it would appeal the decision.)

Date: 2017-03-03
Placeline: Halifax, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 32 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << provincial court judge Gregory lend a hand ruled that the crown failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a woman did not consent to sexual activity with cab driver but psalm all Rawi in his ruling lend a hand said quote a drunk can consent that's one of the comments that is causing the lease McIntyre to organize a campaign calling for the judge to be removed and I think that they need to hear about it they need to hear that people are not pleased a review would require approval by the province's chief judge and the associate chief judge of the provincial court Michael Totten the Canadian press Halifax >>

Clip ID: 20170303CNCP01