CSIS power and politics…

    Jan 31, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Spy service to get new anti-terror powers  Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) will have greater power to confront domestic terrorism: peace bonds to prevent … [Read more...]

Chill in speech…

    Jan 29, 2015  CBC News – Lucas Powers New anti-terror bill could put chill on freedom of speech 'It’s really more political posturing than sound counterterrorism policy,' says legal expert  The legislation has the purpose to … [Read more...]

The law and vengeance…

    Jan 28, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Opposition MPs skeptical of life-in-jail plan In 2013 the federal government’s throne speech suggested they would introduce legislation to end parole for certain types of sexual assault … [Read more...]

Vengeance and the law

    Jan 27, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Tories to table life in prison without parole, shifting legal landscape The federal conservatives are planning a bill which would eliminate parole at all for certain circumstances involving first … [Read more...]

Chaplaincy services…

   Jan 26, 2015  Toronto Star – Ed Tubb Chaplains keep up work with parolees — even without a paycheque Harry Nigh is a Mennonite minister and a long-time advocate for people coming out of the prison system.  He is called on … [Read more...]

Canada’s Aboriginal women…

    Jan 23, 2014 – Reuters Canada - Andrea Hopkins Canadian police fail to protect female Aboriginals: report  A US based human rights group – The Organization of American States – has issued a report, two years in the making, … [Read more...]

Talk of terrorism…

  Jan 22, 2015  Canada.com – Douglas Quan, Postmedia News Canadian law professors warn against criminalizing online glorification of terrorism  Two Law professors - Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa and Kent Roach of the University … [Read more...]

The 1%

    Jan 21, 2014 Globe and Mail – Gerald Caplan We can all take some credit for helping the rich get richer Caplan, with strong NDP ties, offers a humorous commentary on the latest analysis of income inequality by the Canadian Centre for … [Read more...]

Lawsuit on Solitary…

    Jan 21, 2015 National Post – John Ivison Group launching legal challenge to limit use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons  The BC Civil Liberties and John Howard Society of Canada have decided to launch a legal challenge to the … [Read more...]

A tool of control and punishment…

   Jan 19, 2014 Toronto Star – Breese Davies Time to get rid of solitary confinement  The guest commentary is by the vice-president of the Criminal Lawyers Association and counsel at the Ashley Smith inquest.  Davies says:  “We can no … [Read more...]