Policing

July 29, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – David Matyas and Mark Dance Hunger strike shows the ugly underbelly of how Canada treats migrants  The authors argue that the indefinite detention practiced now in Canada and resulting in the current hunger … [Read more...]

Strip searches…

July 28, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Police watchdog to review police use of strip searches Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) Gerry McNeilly says he has had enough.  He is using the full power of his office to … [Read more...]

RJ alive!!!

July 28, 2016   Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Conference:  Jennifer Llewellyn - Schulich School of Law Youtube Channel  - A series of 21 videos from the recent International Conference in Nova Scotia, facilitated by Dalhousie and the Schulich … [Read more...]

Impaired driving…

July 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Jim Coyle Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities Here’s distressing news about Canada from a US source.  Canada is highest in alcohol involved vehicle fatalities – 33.6% … [Read more...]

An obvious gap…

July 20, 2016  CBC News – Michael Tutton Canada's shortage of non-white judges creates 'an obvious gap' Though already previously remarked, the racial and ethnic make-up of Canada’s judiciary is almost totally white.  Naiomi Metallic, a … [Read more...]

Unworkable law…

July 17, 2016 Canada.com – John Ivison First Nations hear hard truth that UN indigenous rights declaration is ‘unworkable’ as law Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould dropped a bombshell at the recent national meeting of the Assembly of … [Read more...]

Social control…

July 14, 2016 Toronto Star – Reid Rusonik Police, blacks both victims of an attempt at social control Rusonik offers a perspective on the history of confrontation between police and Black persons in both the US and Canada, suggesting that the … [Read more...]

Segregation and death…

July 9, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court justice, calls for end of segregation in prisons - Death of an inmate this week leaves former judge 'outraged' Again in the death of an inmate – Terry Baker - in a … [Read more...]

Community and police…

July 12, 2016 Abacus Data – Bruce Anderson & David Coletto CANADIANS’ MORAL COMPASS SET DIFFERENTLY FROM THAT OF OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH In the face of the horrendous killings this week in the US with racism at root, Canadians may … [Read more...]

Canada & Millennials…

July 3, 2016 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson How Obama Saw Canada Is Increasingly How We See Ourselves Pearson is responding to the sight of the combined enthusiasm displayed in the House when US President Obama addressed the Parliament.  … [Read more...]