Judge denies human rights groups right to speak at Skylar Williams appeal

By Victoria Gray Writer Skylar Williams and his lawyer, Barry Yellin will have to argue his case alone in the Ontario Court of Appeals. The Honourable Justice Steve Coroza denied three human rights groups from speaking at the appeal as intervenors in a decision reached on October 6. The groups, 1492 Windsor Law Coalition (WIC), Aboriginal Legal Services and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association had hoped to speak to give the court different perspectives pertaining to dealing with land claim issues and injunctions. “I do not think it can be seriously argued that all three proposed interveners have expertise with a distinct perspective of this case. The primary consideration on this motion is an assessment of the contribution that each proposed intervener can make to the issues raised by the…

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