Violence against Women…

Mar 31, 2017 Government of Canada – National Committee on the Status of Women Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada Marilyn Gladu, the Chair of the National Committee on the Status of Women, has tabled this … [Read more...]

Four years max…

Mar 30, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Federal Court orders public safety minister to make decision in immigration case - Chief justice rejects argument minister is too busy to make decisions on sensitive cases Chief Justice Paul Crampton of … [Read more...]

Extradition to China?

March 29, 2017 Globe and Mail – Nathan VanderKlippe China to Canada: Don’t follow Australia’s lead on extradition treaty Australia said “No!” and China then urged Canada not to follow the Australian lead.  The extradition question has … [Read more...]

Pot Day – July 1, 2018

March 27, 2017 CBC News – David Cochrane Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 Former Toronto police chief and MP Bill Blair plans to announce that the long awaited legalized marijuana plan will be announced on April 10.  … [Read more...]

Forthright speaking…

Mar 22, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial (Mar 22, 2017) Let families of murdered and missing indigenous women speak The editorial is re-acting to the revelation that the data bank of MMIW for the Inquiry has a bare 92 names, well short of the … [Read more...]

90 victims only…

Mar 21, 2017 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database At the time, estimate were that there were over 1200 murdered or missing women, a number later pronounced … [Read more...]

The politics of prison?

Mar 17, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Federal prisons have become less deadly, crowded under Liberals, numbers show The criminal justice crowd are frankly puzzled.  In the year since Trudeau’s liberals have taken power, the signs of … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

Zombie laws…

Mar 9, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Federal government to axe 'zombie laws' from Canada's Criminal Code - Bans on abortion, duelling and water-skiing at night remain on books after being struck down in court Canada’s Criminal Code has had … [Read more...]

Prison spending…

Mar 7, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa Government of Canada promises alternatives to confinement, while funding carceral expansion Piché reminds us that shortly after the last election, … [Read more...]