More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

Criminalizing mental illness…

May 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Michael Bryant and Graham Brown Judge exposes how we criminalize mental illness The authors, Bryant, a former Ontario Attorney General, and Brown a policy analyst from John Howard, are insistent that the justice system … [Read more...]

“Free, prior and informed consent…”

April 26, 2917 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People has a clause that requires governments to obtain consent for any decision that … [Read more...]

A tale of 3 cities…

April 25, 2017 CBC News – Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay - Premier Wynne made the announcement at Liuna Station in Hamilton on Monday just after 9 a.m. You have to apply but there are no strings … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

3 D’s…

April 21, 2017 Blogger and retired Judge Marion Lane Three Ds to Reduce Delay in the Criminal Courts The Minister of Justice is meeting with the provinces next week to tackle the issue of delays in the criminal courts.  Judge Lane has three … [Read more...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]

End carding…

April 18, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Rosenthal Compelling report must end harmful carding practice by police Two of Canada’s premier criminologists, from U of T, Rosemary Gartner and Anthony Doob, have issued a report on the practice of … [Read more...]

Around the pot…

April 15, 2017 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Pot legalization bill provides many answers, but leaves some key issues in limbo - Public awareness campaign on drug-impaired driving 'clearly inadequate,' CAA says Called Bill C-45, the promised … [Read more...]

A Gift Exchanged…

April 13, 2017 CBC News – The Canadian Press Malala Yousafzai's full speech to Parliament - 'Education for girls can transform communities, countries and our world,' Nobel laureate says in address Canada’s sixth and youngest ever Honorary … [Read more...]