Running wild…

     April 29, 2015 iPolitics.com - Andrew Mitrovica Caught in the gears of intelligence running wild C-51, the anti-terrorism bill, has created frightening prospects for the potential of the intelligence community to go astray, especially … [Read more...]

Rights of Aboriginal kids…

    April 28, 2015  Toronto Star Editorial (April 28, 2015) First Nations kids deserve the same protection as others  Much controversy surrounded the decision of Ontario Justice Gethin Edward to allow Aboriginal tradition healing to replace … [Read more...]

Drug courts…

    April 27, 2015 Toronto Star – Manisha Krishnan How drug treatment court rescued her from her addiction - Restorative justice advocates say alternatives to criminal system is more effective for addicts. Kathy Middleton, 57, was in drug … [Read more...]

Bail at last…

    April 24, 2015  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail - The former Guantanamo detainee has been in custody since 2002 when he was captured at the age of 15 Alberta Justice June Ross has decided to grant … [Read more...]

Pot stores…

     April 23, 2015  Globe and Mail – Frances Bula Vancouver to become first city to regulate medical pot dispensaries   Whatever else, medical marijuana is expected to be profitable.  The city of Vancouver will be the first to regulate … [Read more...]

Right and wrong…

    April 22, 2015  National Post – Peter MacKay Peter MacKay: What the Court got right — and wrong — on mandatory sentences for gun crimes Minister of Justice Peter MacKay writes a guest column for the National Post to remind us that … [Read more...]

49 Rangers…

    April 21, 2015 CBC News – Kristen Everson 49 Canadian Rangers have died since January 2011 Flagged first by a Chaplain to the Northern Rangers serving the Artic Region, the Defense Department has revealed that since January 2011 … [Read more...]

The other side…

    April 20, 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Kelly Egan Profs, moms, lawyers alarmed at jail conditions at Innes Road How bad are things at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC)?  Here’s what Aaron Doyle, a criminologist at Carleton … [Read more...]

Refugees and immigrants…

     April 18, 2015  OCASI (Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants) 30 Year Anniversary of the Singh Decision In 1985, the Singh decision of the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of refugees to fundamental justice.  … [Read more...]

Judicial activism?

    April 17, 2015  iPolitics – Michael Spratt ‘Judicial activism’ isn’t killing Harper’s crime agenda — Harper is  Ottawa lawyer Spratt walks us through the five steps process from conservative platform through bill proposal … [Read more...]