Bonding through bars…

   Dec. 30, 2013  Bonding through bars  Giving voice to the silenced children of imprisoned parents  A five minute Youtube video in which parents recall the anguish of being separated from their children by imprisonment.  The video is an … [Read more...]

Treatment, not prison…

 Dec. 21, 2013  Canada.com – Douglas Quan Understanding the Ashley Smith inquest: Before and after the homicide verdict  This report interprets the jury’s ruling of homicide by tracking the development of the story and the inquest.  (Some … [Read more...]

Ashley is a homicide…

  Dec. 20, 2013   Toronto Star - Donovan Vincent, Diana Zlomislic Ashley Smith inquest: Death a homicide, jury rules   A jury has found the death of Ashley Smith to be homicide without naming anyone responsible.  Julian Falconer, lawyer for … [Read more...]

Indefinite detention in Canada?

 Dec. 18, 2013  Globe and Mail – Joe Friesen Jailed in Canada, unwanted by Iraq, refugee struggles for way out of legal limbo Five years in maximum security jail without conviction or even a charge!  There are eight more just like him – … [Read more...]

Madiba

  Dec. 17, 2013  Globe and Mail – Michaelle Jean Time to bring Madiba’s values to Canada  Canada’s former Governor General has a wish list in the light of the recent tributes paid to South Africa’s Madiba.  “A world of justice can be … [Read more...]

Khadr reclassified…

  Dec. 15, 2013  Edmonton Journal – Shelia Pratt Khadr reclassified, likely to be transferred to Bowden   Former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr will be transferred from max to medium security, a move that his lawyer says is long overdue and … [Read more...]

Indefinite detention…

  Dec. 12, 2013  Counsel of Canadians Opposition growing against indefinite immigration detention in Canada  Some fifty civil, labour and professional groups under the Council of Canadians banner are calling for an end to indefinite detention … [Read more...]

A tax on broken souls…

  Dec. 10, 2013  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judges defy order to impose Tories’ victim-services surcharge   Describing fines on impoverished defendants as “a tax on broken souls,” there appears to be a growing resistance to the idea … [Read more...]

Our home and native land…

 Dec 9, 2013  Toronto Star – Atkinson Series Canada: It really is our home and native land   This article is the start of two weeks of commentary and analysis on Canada and the willingness to participate actively in our democratic … [Read more...]

Behind Bill C-13…

  Dec. 8, 2013  Ottawa Citizen - Solomon Friedman Right to Know: Bill C-13 — cyberbullying or legislative bullying?   Ottawa lawyer Friedman says that there is much more to C-13 than  Anti-Cyberbullying focus.  It is in fact another … [Read more...]