Getting old in jail…

July 20, 2018 Globe and Mail – Sandra Martin Even behind bars, aging prisoners deserve proper health care Martin says that 25% of federal inmates are aged 50 or more and most of them serving lengthy sentences.   She also suggests that health … [Read more...]

Blind spots…

July 15, 2018 Policy Options: Parents in Prison: A public policy blind spot - Sophie de Saussure The criminal justice reform bill fails to address the social effects of a parent’s incarceration on children. Bill C-75 is the Liberal government … [Read more...]

Timely intervention…

July 11, 2018 CBC News - Kevin Dougherty Quebec investing in 'collaborative justice' program to resolve family conflicts - Quebec will spend $180,000 to expand a project to resolve family conflicts that reach 'crisis' level Robert Pidgeon, … [Read more...]

Again…

July 2, 2018 Church Council on Justice and Corrections Our Home and Native Land:  Nearly half of Canada’s Incarcerated Youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada The Council’s reminder puts in contrast Canada’s preferred … [Read more...]

Parent and child…

June 28, 2018 Global News – Brian Hill Canada blocks teen from reuniting with family despite Taliban death threats …according to regulations created by Immigration Canada, parents and siblings of child refugees are not considered “family … [Read more...]

New look for SCC…

June 25, 2018 National Post – John Ivison Canada's new chief justice keen to drag Supreme Court into the light - Wagner indicated Canadians can expect more dissenting opinions than was the norm when McLachlin was chief justice. 'I like dissent. … [Read more...]

More ‘big brother’…

June 22, 2018 The Guardian (UK) – Justin Ling Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders Tuscan is the latest electronic device used to monitor travellers across the US-Canada border, provided by the US.  Tuscan is a … [Read more...]

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2018 From UNHCR: “They have faced the unimaginable. They have witnessed the unspeakable. Yet even in their darkest hour, millions of refugees all over the world continue to see the light, demonstrating strength, courage and a will to … [Read more...]

Law, sex and religion…

June 19, 2018  National Post – Chris Selley Supreme Court strikes a blow against religious freedom with Trinity Western decision - Canadian courts have long protected religious practices they believe to be sincerely held, not necessarily … [Read more...]

Quo vadis?

June 17, 2018  Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Dear soon-to-be-premier Ontario has a new premier-elect and everyone is wondering about what policies he will embrace over a multitude of issues.  Spratt, a Criminal Defence Counsel who … [Read more...]