Mum’s the word…

May 17, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham She wanted to tell you about her sex assault. The court has finally let her Morrell Andrews has a story to tell and without her knowledge or consent she was banned by the court from telling about … [Read more...]

Head injuries…

May 16, 2021 BBC News (UK) Head injuries suffered by 80% of women prisoners - Almost 80% of women prisoners in Scotland have a history of significant head injury - mostly through domestic abuse, a study has found. Researcher have known to quite … [Read more...]

Hammer looking for nails…

May 13, 2021 Toronto Star - Gilbert Ngabo Proposed Ontario human trafficking law will be ‘extremely harmful’ to sex workers, advocates say Bill 251, the Combating Human Trafficking Act, will be debated at committee at Queen’s Park starting … [Read more...]

Structure Intervention Units…

May 11, 2021  Fourth report on Correctional Service Canada’s (CSC) “Structured Intervention Units”  (SIUs)  Jane B. Sprott – Ryerson University; Anthony J. Doob, University of Toronto; Adelina Iftene, Dalhousie University Do Independent … [Read more...]

Longer sentences…

May 10, 2021 CBC News - Olivia Stefanovich Proposed federal justice reforms could reduce number of Indigenous, Black people in system, say advocates - Ottawa trying to divert racialized youth from courts, create national Indigenous justice … [Read more...]

Families…

May 6, 2021  APTN News - Brielle Morgan ‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare This new journalist has done an entirely creditable job contracting the practices under welfare and protectionism in … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

May 4, 2021 CBC News - Inayat Singh 2020 already a particularly deadly year for people killed in police encounters, CBC research shows - CBC’s Deadly Force database looks at role of race, mental health in deaths This report dates from July 2020 … [Read more...]

Another review…

April 30, 2021 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ottawa announces independent review of military and promises external reporting system for sexual misconduct The news recently around the sexual assault and rape in the ranks of the Canadian Military … [Read more...]

Missing the mark…

April 29, 2021 Ontario Government Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities - New devices to help detect and prevent the use of cell phones within institutions What is noteworthy about this Ontario government … [Read more...]

Indigenous hunting rights…

April 24, 2021 Supreme Court of Canada – R vs Desautel - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that non-citizens and non-residents can claim an Aboriginal right under the Constitution. In what may be recognized as a significant and precedent … [Read more...]