Pervasive poverty…

Nov 2, 2020 Citizens for Public Justice – Natalie Appleyard Poverty Trends 2020: Rights & Realities in Canada Remember when we as a people vowed to end poverty in Canada by 2000?  The link is to a 14 page downloadable pdf that identifies … [Read more...]

Correctional Investigator Report…

Oct 29, 2020  2019-20 Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator of Canada Tabled in Parliament Report Shines Light on Sexual Coercion and Violence behind Bars     Full Report Go to:  … [Read more...]

Oct 27, 2020 Doob & Sprott report: Smart Justice Network Special Report Concerns have been mounting about the intransigence of Corrections Canada in the face of the court ordered issues around solitary confinement in the prison system.  Over … [Read more...]

Inside…

Oct. 26 2020  Globe and Mail – Justin Piché and Sarah Speight Build communities, not cages: Jails are death traps, no matter how new Both authors are outspoken in opposition to prisons in general but the thought of a new prison in Thunder Bay … [Read more...]

Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]

Youth in focus…

Oct 21, 2020 Campaign for Youth Justice (US) WINNING THE CAMPAIGN: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children as Adults in the Criminal Justice System 2005 – 2020 The link gives both the current status and the trending in the way the … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Evidence based…

Oct. 15, 2020  The Prosecutor (US) – National Association of District Attorneys 21st Century Prosecutions —Miami-Style Smart Justice By Katherine Fernandez  Rundle - Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Miami (FL) and Stephen K. Talpins - … [Read more...]

Change…

Oct. 12, 2020 Foundations for Social Change (Vancouver, BC) – The New Leaf Project The Foundation, tied to UBC, has acted on a question on all our minds about homelessness:  how does one best help the homeless find housing and food security.  … [Read more...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]