A great letter from Grant Brown..
You might have seen the story in which a woman was cleared of pimping charges in Winipeg. Here's a letter by Grant Brown to the National Post:
Justice John Scurfield determined that 41-year-old Natalie Matinet steered a troubled 13-year-old runaway toward a life of drugs and sex for money. "There is no doubt that she contributed to the corruption and destruction of a young girl's life," he says, before acquitting the woman.
As if that isn't perplexing enough, Justice Scurfield goes on to observe that it was possible Ms. Matinet's boyfriend was pushing the teen into drugs and sex but that she was too scared of him to tell police the truth. Yet the man was never charged.
It seems we have a new "man in the house" rule in Canada: If there is a man in the house, no woman can be held criminally resp