The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Ivan Henry leave to appeal a lower court ruling that found he could NOT sue the government over his wrongful conviction.
The Vancouver man spent 27 years in prison for sex assaults he didn’t commit, and 4 years ago he was acquitted and freed.
His laywer is Cameron Ward.
He says, “Neither the Federal nor the Provincial Government have provided any compensation whatsoever. In fact, they’re compelling Mr. Henry to try to pay his pschological counseling services, which he badly needs, out of his own pocket.”
Ward says they hope to make their arguments before Canada’s highest court sometime in the fall.
(photo courtesy of cameronward.com)