First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

Prison tensions…

July 27, 2017  Blogger Russell Webster (UK) 10 things I learnt from NOMS final annual report Webster has an analysis of the final National Offender Management Service (NOMS) report for the UK prisons.  Recently there has been tension and … [Read more...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Ever higher…

July 19, 2017 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson Payette’s Appointment Breaks New Ground – Again. Canada is about to get a new Governor General.  Pearson offers an encouraging perspective on what the nominee, well known astronaut Julie … [Read more...]

Humane…

July 18, 2017 The Walrus – Robert Clark The Case for Prison Reform- The harsh American model has failed. Here’s how we can do better Clark who started working in prisons at age 24 is now a 30 year veteran of prisons, the good and the bad lived … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

Strip search…

July 11, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Judge blasts OPP officers for ‘egregious’ strip search of impaired driving suspect Ontario court Justice Elaine Deluzio was indignant, not with the defendant of a drunk driving case, but with the … [Read more...]

End of solitary…

July 7, 2017 CBC News – Matt Meuse B.C. Supreme Court to test legality of Canada's solitary confinement rules - Landmark trial begins today, follows Liberal move to limit confinement to maximum of 15 days Efforts by the federal government to … [Read more...]

MMIW resignations…

July 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Tanya Talaga Executive director of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls inquiry resigns As further proof of the tensions and problems confronting the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women inquiry, the … [Read more...]