Murray Rankin Member of Parliament Victoria
  • House Leader
  • Critic for Justice and Attorney General

January 16th, 2017

Fighting for new support for Canadians after jury duty

Watch "Jurors and PTSD" on CBC's The National: http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/jurors-and-ptsd-1.3933697

Every year, thousands of Canadians perform the civic duty of serving on a jury during a trial. In some cases, jurors are exposed to graphic evidence or disturbing testimony from victims, witnesses or experts. For some, this can be a painful and traumatizing experience that stays with them for months or even years. Yet in most cases our justice system offers no support to jurors, unlike court staff, law enforcement officers, or others whose duties bring them into contact with disturbing material.