Preparedness?

  May 29, 2014   CTV News – Janet Dirks Chilling video teaches Alberta students how to deal with school shootings The University of Alberta has produced a video on how to deal with a shooter on campus.  The 90 video called “Shooter on … [Read more...]

SCC nominees…

   May 27, 2014 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Harper under pressure to review Supreme Court appointment process   Recent documents have revealed that four of six nominees on a short list for the Supreme Court of Canada are ineligible for … [Read more...]

Privacy issues deepen…

 May 26, 2014 Herald News – Halifax  -  Paul McLeod Supreme Court to rule soon on telecom data privacy   The issue is clear: when the police simply ask for your electronic data, without a warrant or otherwise informing you, the telecoms … [Read more...]

Surcharge failure…

   May 25, 2014    iPolitics – Steve Sullivan The feds victims’ surcharge law is a dismal failure  Canada’s first appointed Ombudsman for Victims of Crimes has a rather pointed opinion on the struggle between the federal government … [Read more...]

Nordic model…

  May 22, 2014 Globe and Mail – Angela Campbell  For sex workers, the Nordic model still falls short   The federal government intends shortly to introduce a replacement for the prostitution laws on the books – the Court gave a … [Read more...]

Two tier policing?

  May 20, 2014  Toronto Star – Betsy Powell Two-tiered policing inevitable, criminologist says   A number of jurisdictions and commentators are suggesting that the costs of policing are unsustainable and that therefore the work of … [Read more...]

Finding courage…

   May 18, 2014  Freenewspos.com   Finding Courage: Addressing Harm with Restorative Justice Circles  A RJ circle on a case of break and entry happens on screen with excellent editorializing that explains the steps of the process and … [Read more...]

What lies beneath…

 May 18, 2014  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Canadians stunned to learn they have police records, despite never being found guilty   Canadians who had a friend investigated, who turned in a 911 call, and did other innocent things that … [Read more...]

Results of double bunking…

   May 16, 2014  Star Phoenix (SK) – Betty Ann Adam Overcrowding caused 2012 jail death, union official says   Bob Bymoen, president of the Saskatchewan Government Employees' Union, representing the prison guards says that the killing … [Read more...]

Another…

   May 13, 2014  CBC News "Miscarriage of justice:" the trial of Donald Kushniruk   This is yet another story of minor confrontation between a mentally ill person and police.  It resulted in a seven day sentence that went to 2 ½ years … [Read more...]