Go softly, softly…

    Sept 30, 2015  CBC Vote Compass Majority of Canadians support softer marijuana laws - Even Conservative voters favour looser laws  Over 14,000 Canadians answered a survey on the CBC Vote Compass about the review of marijuana laws.  … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums targeted…

    Sept 28, 2015  Global TV News Justin Trudeau might repeal some mandatory minimums if elected Trudeau said Sunday in an interview with Tom Clarke that a Liberal government would tackle both the mandatory minimum and the provisions of C-24 … [Read more...]

Our common future…

     Sept 27, 2015  DesmogCanada: Clearing the PR Pollution – David Suzuki It's Time to Talk About a New Vision for the Canadian Economy  We argue, says Suzuki, about the economy all the time: jobs, surpluses or deficits, pipelines and so … [Read more...]

Only to Europe…

     Sept 23, 2015  Toronto Star – Tim Harper Conservative candidate claims Muslim ‘agenda’ in refugee crisis: Tim Harper  Joe Daniel, a 60 year old immigrant from Tanzania, is also an MP for the district of Don Valley North and has … [Read more...]

Breaking badge…

    Sept 21, 2015 Toronto Star – Jayme Poisson and Jesse McLean Breaking Badge – A four part series The series brings to light the frequency and types of misbehaviour by police officers and the apparent double standard applied to them under … [Read more...]

A truly safer Canada…

     Sept 18, 2015 (Ed note: The Smart Justice Network of Canada Election 2015 statement is now available directly on our web site: http://smartjustice.ca/2015/09/16/election-2015-calling-for-a-smart-justice-approach/ )  Will the next Canadian … [Read more...]

Calling for a new approach to justice!

Download the PDF Canada's current approach features an excessive reliance on incarceration and an insufficient emphasis on mental health, poverty, substance abuse, and the other underlying factors generating breakdowns in families and communities. … [Read more...]

$8.7 billion…

    Sept 16, 2015 Ottawa Citizen – Lee Berthiaume Federal departments left $8.7 billion unspent last year Following the disclosure that the Citizenship and Immigration department had return significant unspent budget amounts to the treasury, … [Read more...]

Corrections and the political agenda in Canada: Toward an illuminated future or a walk in the darkness?

SJNC is pleased to feature a new article by seasoned correctional observer R. E. Bob Brown, who compares the criminal justice policies of the current Government of Canada with those in several European countries, the U.S. and a number of its states. … [Read more...]

Hope for the future…

    Sept 14, 2015 Please note that Smart Justice Network of Canada has prepared and already distributed its 2015 Election bulletin entitled:  Calling for a Smart Justice Approach: Election 2015.  We are working on posting on our web site while … [Read more...]