TRC response…

May 29, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Kathleen Wynne offers indigenous people ‘a formal apology for the abuses of the past’ This morning Wynne delivered an apology to Indigenous people and offered a response from the government of … [Read more...]

C-14 in convention…

May 27, 2016 National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Emergency resolution at Grit convention urges amendments to assisted dying bill An attempt to introduce an emergency resolution calling for amendments to the C-14 Bill on Assisted … [Read more...]

Kids…

May 25, 2016 Prison Reform Trust (UK) Too many children in care ending up behind bars The link explores the correlation between prison and having been in care as children.  The disturbing fact is that in the UK one half of those children in … [Read more...]

New pot wars…

May 21, 2016 Toronto Star – Betsy Powell Toronto pot outlets ordered to shutter in 3 days - The city continues to serve pot shop landlords with a three day deadline to shutter their premises Canada’s justice minister has promised the … [Read more...]

Mistakes and consequences…

May 17, 2016 Toronto Star – Daniel Brown Inmate suffering during lockdowns being used as a bargaining chip -Persistent lockdowns create inhuman conditions and are mainly used as a bureaucratic solution to staff shortages Two inmates in … [Read more...]

Absurdly punitive…

May 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Editorial (May 13, 2016) Undo Harper’s punitive pardon policy As the Liberal government begins an assessment of the changes brought under the Conservative tough-on-crime laws, issues involved the practices … [Read more...]

Beyond Grief…

May 13, 2016 Montreal Gazette / Ottawa Citizen – Christopher Curtis and Charlie Fidelman Beyond grief: A history of violence This article is Part two of a series that looks at events in two Indigenous communities near Sept Iles (QC) where five … [Read more...]

UN Guidelines for solitary…

May 11, 2016 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Ontario ombudsman calls for end to long-term solitary confinement in jails Ombudsman Paul Dubé wants Ontario to endorse the UN guidelines on solitary confinement or segregation in its 27 prisons.  … [Read more...]

First Nations in the mix…

May 10, 2016   Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway First Nations leaders want to rethink residential schools agreement There have been so many gaps in the compensation of the victims of the Aboriginal residential schools that the whole agreement … [Read more...]

Rights of Indigenous People…

May 9, 2016  CBC News Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to make announcement in New York City on Monday The UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous … [Read more...]