Petitioning Ontario Judicial Council

Remove Letourneau from the bench for bringing administration of justice into disrepute

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Mr. Letourneau's decision to hold over sentencing the sexual assault case involving a sixteen year old girl against Chance Macdonald of Queen's University in Kingston Ontario because a CPIC entry might endanger his prospects for an internship is both sickening and demonstrates that the administration of justice in Ontario is highly dependent on the class and wealth of the defendant. This brings the administration of justice in Ontario into disrepute. 

Please note that in this case the actual judgement is not the concern here; it was agreed upon by both parties in the case (Crown and the victim). It is the unilateral decision by the judge to hold over sentencing "out of concern the conviction might show up on Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) records and cost him a plum, four-month summer internship." (National Post, http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/sentencing-postponed-for-business-student-who-assaulted-girl-16-so-it-wouldnt-affect-his-internship

Furthermore, Letourneau also stated during the trial that “I played extremely high-end hockey and I know the mob mentality that can exist in that atmosphere.” (ibid.)

Other rape cases that have involved Letourneau have been resolved differently. For example, the case of Ayoub Ibrahim in 2014 was handled quite differently: http://www.thewhig.com/2014/11/26/man-guilty-of-sexual-assault-drug-possession

Please remove Mr. Letourneau from the bench as he's clearly demonstrated that his justice is not blind.

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