Pot…

  July 31, 2014  MacLean’s – Paul Wells Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke   Wells thinks that the advocacy of the N.Y. Times editorial board for the legalization of marijuana, and the growing acceptance of that position in Canada, is … [Read more...]

Use of force…

 July 29, 2014  Toronto Star – Patty Winsa Iacobucci use of force report recommends Taser study  Almost a year after the killing of Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, Judge Iacobucci has tabled 17 recommendations for changes in how police … [Read more...]

Edward Nolan Day – 40th Anniversary Aug. 10

  July 28, 2014   John Howard Society - Backgrounder for Prisoner’s Justice Day - Introduction by Catherine Latimer, Executive Director, JHSC This Prisoners' Justice Day marks 40 years since Edward Nolan committed suicide in a segregation cell … [Read more...]

Bail and remand…

July 26, 2014  CBC News – Mark Gollom Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians  -  Majority of people appearing at bail court are charged with non-violent offences   Abby Deshman, public safety director of the Canadian … [Read more...]

Set up to fail…

  July 24, 2014  Canadian Civil Liberties Association Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention “The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report: Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of … [Read more...]

AIDS and C-36…

  July 22, 2014  Toronto Star – Tonda MacCharles Conservative prostitution bill will keep HIV rates high   An associate professor in medicine at University of British Columbia and the lead Canadian author of a study presented at the … [Read more...]

Mental health now…

July 20, 2014  CBC News – Maureen Brosnahan Federal plan to help mentally ill female inmates on hold  In May past, Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney announced, that as a start, two beds at the Brockville Mental Health Center were to be … [Read more...]

More jail cells…

  July 18, 2014  Penal Field – Justin Piché A Contradictory and Finishing State - Explaining Recent Prison Capacity Expansion in Canada’s Provinces and Territories  A little earlier in the tough-on-crime debates the question of double … [Read more...]

Secret…

  July 17, 2014  Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved Canada Border Services deports man to DRC in secret  The meaning of privacy as it applies to people detained and deported can be a little frightening.  In this case, the Canadian Border … [Read more...]

C-36

   July 16, 2014 Globe and Mail – Josh Wingrove Tories soften prostitution bill provision by expanding legal discussion areas  The Globe and Mail is reporting that the federal government will change the key provision of the new prostitution … [Read more...]