Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Attorney General to Look at Better Supports for Jurors in Province

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Attorney General to Look at Better Supports for Jurors in Province

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Ontario AG to look at supports for jurors

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TORONTO - Ontario's Attorney General says he intends to look into developing a better support system for jurors in the province.

Yasir Naqvi says he's concerned when he hears personal stories of jurors who have experienced trauma as a result of performing their civic duty.

He says he'll reach out to the judiciary and other partners in the justice system for a conversation on measures that can be put in place.

Naqvi's comments come as the Ontario Court of Appeal is set to hear a case next month of a woman who claims she developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of being a juror at the trial of Michael Rafferty.

Rafferty was convicted in May 2012 of kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder in the death of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford, of Woodstock, Ont.

The juror, who cannot be named, says she was brought face-to-face with Rafferty's horrific crimes, suffered psychological injury as a result and is seeking compensation as a victim of crime. …

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