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Canada must change the law that bans sexual assault survivors from revealing their own identities

By Lisa Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University
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Earlier this month, news broke that a Waterloo, Ont., sexual assault survivor was fined $2,600 after she pleaded guilty to violating a ban on her own identity. The story was met with surprise and outrage from lawyers, academics and advocates familiar with the laws of sexual assault.

While I’m as appalled as anyone at this miscarriage of justice, I’m not remotely surprised. It…

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