Anguish from suicide…

   April 30, 2014  Global TV News – Carey Marsden First Nations community calls for help after string of youth suicides  In Neskantaga First Nation, a fly-in community 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, there has been a state of … [Read more...]

On talking points…

   April 29, 2014  National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Andrew MacDougall’s world of the 24/7  Here’s a commentary by the Senior Associate at Canada’s Public Policy Forum in Ottawa on the “talking points” strategy of the federal … [Read more...]

How far without CoSA?

   April 26, 2014  Prairie Messenger – John Penner I was in prison: unconditional support is Easter hope   This article is about the involvement of prison visitor in the work of post-prison care for the most vulnerable of inmates: the … [Read more...]

Firearms…

   April 24, 2014 Northumberland View Statistics Canada: Firearms and violent crime in Canada, 2012   The article, based on Juristat statistics in 2012 (excluding Quebec stats) traces the use of firearms in violent crimes, by type of … [Read more...]

A family coping…

   April 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey How does a family cope when one member — in the midst of a psychotic episode — kills another?   At age 23, (now 35), Michael Stewart killed his mother.  He was found NCR with a … [Read more...]

NCR Bill misses…

   April 21  Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey  'Not criminally responsible' law misses point: Critics   The Not-Criminally Responsible Reform Act received Royal Assent last week and will be law in July.  But critics say that the reform is … [Read more...]

A new way…

   April 19, 2014  The South Peace News - Richard Froese A new way of justice - Aboriginal way of justice deserves a hard look  As part of honouring the National Victim of Crime Awareness Week, the day-long gathering featured retired … [Read more...]

Truth in Sentencing and the SCC

April 18  Retired Judge Marion Lane Don’t Believe the Headlines: SCOC and the Truth in Sentencing Act   Judge Marion Lane served in the Ontario criminal courts and offers through her blog (mostly on legal matters) an analysis of the … [Read more...]

Where’s the money?

 April 15, 2014  Victoria Times Colonist (BC) – Katie DeRosa Victims’ rights bill lacks resources, critics say   The Victims Bill of Rights has lots of promises but no new money to fund the services or the RJ processes.  Mary … [Read more...]

Remand credit…

  April 11  Supreme Court of Canada  The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of judicial discretion in the issues of the pre-trial credit to be given for days spent in remand.  The court was responding to federal government changes … [Read more...]