Policy making…

April 27, 2016 Policy Options – Susan Delacourt How policy is being made under the new Liberal government Delacourt’s analysis looks at first impressions when the new Liberal government was in place and the evolution of a new and more … [Read more...]

Indigenous women in jail…

April 24, 2016 Vice.com – Kelly Geraldine Malone  Why Indigenous Women Are Canada’s Fastest Growing Prison Population Though first published in Feb 2016, this article may prove very helpful in understanding the enormous increase and … [Read more...]

Community response…

April 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Hundreds march in Halifax after series of violent deaths Several hundred people who included both the chief of police and the mayor of Halifax have given community action and solidarity a new meaning: … [Read more...]

Cost benefit analysis…

April 22, 2016 N.Y. Times – Jason Furman and Douglas Holyz-Eakin Why Mass Incarceration Doesn’t Pay The authors do a cost benefit analysis of the “staggering” growth in the nation’s prison population.  The article examines both the … [Read more...]

Health deficiencies in jails…

April 20, 2016 John Howard Society of Ontario Fractured Care: Public Health Opportunities in Ontario’s Correctional Institutes    JHS has a new report insisting that the health care crisis currently flooding through Ontario’s provincial … [Read more...]

A mandatory twist …

April 19, 2016 Globe and Mail – Shannon Kari Convicted of attempted murder, Forcillo fights to serve time at home Forcillo is the Toronto policeman who shot Sammy Yatim on a streetcar.  He was found not guilty of second degree murder but guilty … [Read more...]

Senate teeth?

April 17, 2016  National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Senators who fear assisted dying law violates charter willing to amend, kill it After so long talking about the weakness of the Senate, here’s a twist.  Bryden is reporting … [Read more...]

Metis, Non-Status…

April 15, 2016  National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility Canada’s Metis and non-status Indians – 665,000 in total - have long fallen into the cracks … [Read more...]

Oversight…

April 14, 2016 Hill Times-on-line – Peter Mazereeuw Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight Oversight is the operative word since two detainees have died in CBSA custody within a week of each other.  (The same issue is still following … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi – now what?

April 13, 2016 Policy Options – Blair Crew, Daphne Gilbert, Elizabeth Sheehy The Ghomeshi verdict: This is no time for complacency The commentary calls for follow-up to the Ghomeshi verdict and suggests a number of options available to … [Read more...]