“To keep her safe…”

    Oct. 13, 2015 Globe and Mail – Renata D’Aliesio and Eric Andrew-Gee Ottawa’s lack of transparency leaves refugee sponsors in dark How does the delay from the PMO audit play out in the lives of genuine refugees?  Here is the story of … [Read more...]

Who’s in, who’s out…

    Oct. 9, 2015 CTV News PMO sought political gain in prioritizing certain Syrian refugees: sources Shia and Sunni Muslims need not apply!  This startling message comes from the revelation that Stephen Harper is directing the choice of who is … [Read more...]

A little history…

Oct 8, 2015 (Ed note: Inspector Jim Potts is a retired RCMP and OPP commissioned officer, the first Aboriginal promoted to officer rank in the history of the RCMP.  He continues to advise on Aboriginal justice matters. His memory of the struggle … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge…

    Oct. 7, 2015  CBC News – Jason Proctor Victim surcharge won't make homeless offender more accountable, B.C. judge says - Mandatory $200 fine on impoverished offender found to be cruel and unusual punishment  BC Judge Donna Senniw says … [Read more...]

Tax partners…

    Oct 6, 2015 CBC News – Harvey Cashore Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case Off shore on the Isle of Man, money belonging to the richest with the best accountants and lawyers is at issue.  But so … [Read more...]

Creating a prison crisis…

    Oct. 5, 2015  Toronto Star – Catherine Latimer How we created a Canadian prison crisis - A decade of ‘tough on crime’ policies has left our prisons in chaos and our international reputation as a just nation in tatters  Latimer … [Read more...]

An honour for SJNC…

    Oct. 4, 2015 Ed note:  All of us here at Smart Justice Network Canada are delighted to announce that the Canadian Criminal Justice Association has awarded SJNC its 2015 CCJA Certificate of Appreciation.  The award reads: Presented to THE … [Read more...]

The middle ground…

    Oct. 1, 2015  National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Progressive leadership for the future  The notion of wedge politics or polarization and divisiveness as a political goal has been frequently raised during this federal election.  Lenihan, … [Read more...]