Haste…

   Aug 30, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Conservatives' crime bill endangered by ‘administrative error’   Thanks to Ms Mary Campbell, retired Public Safety department’s director-general of the corrections and criminal justice … [Read more...]

No place at the table…

  Aug 27, 2014  CBC News Analysis Peter MacKay's justice roundtables didn't set a place for sex workers   The Justice Minister has been criss-crossing Canada to consult Canadians on justice issues.  It appears that the agenda and the list of … [Read more...]

How many more…

 Aug 25, 2014    Globe and Mail - Kathryn Blaze Carlson How many more women will it take, asks family of slain teen Tina Fontaine   The story of yet another Aboriginal woman is traced out of a tragic personal history compounded by the … [Read more...]

The politics of pot…

 Aug 23, 2014  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Up in smoke: millions spent destroying pot   RCMP and Canada’s military have spent $11 million in the last 8 years on a seek-and-destroy mission for marijuana fields.  … [Read more...]

Budget cuts, again…

Aug. 22, 2014  Kelowna Now - Anita Sthankiya Millions in Budget Cuts to BC's Anti-Gang Units  BC has had a very serious gang problem with violence spilling into the streets.  The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s (CFSEU) was formed … [Read more...]

Cost of justice…

  Aug 20, 2014  Toronto Star - Richard J. Brennan Cost of fire, police unsustainable, AMO president says  Russ Powers is the president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.  The Ontario government and the Ontario Provincial Police … [Read more...]

Public policy failure…

  Aug. 18, 2014  Globe and Mail - David Gratzer Mental illness: A depressing failure of public policy   Toronto Psychiatrist David Gratzer has some good news around mental health.  First, many types of illness are treatable and successfully … [Read more...]

No where to go…

  Aug 17, 2014  Ottawa Citizen – Emma Loop Severely mentally ill offender almost dumped at emergency as her sentence ended  A woman inmate released from prison was brought to an emergency room of the hospital where corrections officers had … [Read more...]

More diplomacy…

 Aug. 15, 2014  CBC News Retiring Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare says the world needs more diplomacy  Canada’s top military operations general retires with unusual military advice for the rest of Canada and the world:  Practice more diplomacy.   … [Read more...]

1 in 6

  Aug. 14, 2014  CBC News 1 in 6 soldiers affected by alcohol-related or mental health issues  Stats Can has just released a study of some 6700 full time soldiers and has concluded that one in six needs mental health attention.  Conducted … [Read more...]