Promises of repair…

Oct 28, 2016 Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices Following the review of the practices around segregation in provincial jails in 2015, the Ministry of Correctional Services has announced a … [Read more...]

Big business…

Oct 27, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Recreational weed could be a $22.6B industry: study Recently a number of prominent organizations have voiced interest in getting involved as dispensers of legalized marijuana for both medical and … [Read more...]

Drugged driving…

Oct 24, 2016 Globe and Mail – Peter McKnight Drugged driving: Shaky science and uncertain laws McKnight reviews some of the struggles still unfolding about the problem with marijuana use and impaired driving.  At this point tests for the … [Read more...]

Innocence Canada…

Oct 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’ - Funding woes mean organization responsible for 21 exonerations will no longer take on new cases. Also known as the Association in Defence of the … [Read more...]

An end to homelessness…

Oct 20, 2016  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz, Erin Dej, Tim Richter, Melanie Redman The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016: "Can we prevent and end homelessness in … [Read more...]

Historic judge…

Oct 19, 2016 National Newswatch – Michael MacDonald, Canadian Press Atlantic Canada cheers ‘historic’ nomination of Newfoundlander to Supreme Court Malcolm Rowe, a provincial Court of Appeal justice, has been named to the Supreme Court of … [Read more...]

Restitution to victims…

Oct 17, 2016 Victoria Times Colonist – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Justice minister expected to reveal plans for victim surcharge this week We have been living with mandatory victim surcharges for over three years now.  The surcharge practice … [Read more...]

On camera…

Oct 15, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole The case against body cameras for Toronto police - The millions of dollars would be better spent on overhauling the police oversight bodies The question of equipping police with body cameras is getting … [Read more...]

A dearth of pardon…

Oct 13, 2016    CBC News - Alison Crawford Applications for criminal pardons down following Tory reforms - Liberals to review Conservative changes to the Criminal Records Act Over the last five years, the number of applications for pardons for … [Read more...]

Sanctioned discrimination…

Oct 10, 2016 Policy Option – Cindy Blackstock The long history of discrimination against First Nations children The Canadian Human Rights Commission has now twice ordered the federal government to correct the discriminatory practices against … [Read more...]