Do you have Gladue Rights?


Yes. First Nation, Metis and Inuit who self identify, have Gladue Rights.

What does the Canadian Criminal Code say?

A court that imposes a sentence shall also take into consideration the following principles:   


Section 718.2(e):


"all available sanctions, other than imprisonment, that are reasonable in the circumstances and consistent with the harm done to victims or to the community should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders."

If you have a Legal Aid lawyer, please ask them to request a Gladue Report from Legal Services Society, BC "Legal Aid".

If you have a lawyer you have hired privately, please ask your lawyer to request a Gladue Report from the Gladue Writers Society of BC (

Please ask your lawyer to make Gladue Submissions (verbal statements about your Gladue Factors) in court (for bail, or sentencing).

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