LGBT records…

Oct. 26, 2018 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Law permitting destruction of LGBT criminal records has seen low uptake so far - Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act came into force in June Four months ago the feds passed legislation … [Read more...]

Legal scam?

Oct 20, 2018 Toronto Star – Patricia Winsa Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered Here’s a move that lawyers say depends on fear, threat, and ignorance of the law: … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

She-devil – mad, bad, or sad…

Oct. 15, 2018 Manchester Guardian Long Read (UK): Helena Kennedy The myth of the she-devil: why we judge female criminals more harshly In the light of the current controversy over the decision to allow Terri-Lynn McClintic to pursue healing … [Read more...]

Next steps for RJ…

Oct 5, 2018 – Next stretch for RJ… A very special Thanksgiving gift to lovers of justice… Senate Open Forum on Restorative Justice Under the co-chairmanship of Retiring Senator Art Eggleton, and Senator Raymonde St. Germain, the Senate of … [Read more...]

Military & Juries…

Oct 1, 2018 CBC News – Lee Berthiaume Court drops bomb by ruling against constitutionality of military justice system The Canadian Military Appeals Court has dropped a legal bomb silently and without warning.  The process used for trying … [Read more...]

Poor justice…

Sept 9, 2018 Toronto Star - Alok Mukherjee Policing society’s poor is unjust and ineffective Mukherjee, a former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, weighs in on the issue of pursuing poor people for fines and delinquency in paying court … [Read more...]

Safe migration…

Aug 31, 2018 Davos – World Economic Forum – Anne Gallagher 3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration The final draft of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration has been recommended to the UN for … [Read more...]

‘Sinister’ seniors…

Aug 24, 2018 The Star Vancouver – Melanie Green Meet the self-described ‘sinister seniors’ taking a stand against Trans Mountain — and going to jail for it Tired of being retired and just old without worthy pursuits?  Here’s an … [Read more...]

Jail violence…

Aug 21, 2018 Toronto Star – Peter Edwards Coroner’s inquest called into three prison drug deaths The Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, in London, On, is back in the news as an inquest is scheduled around the drug deaths of three inmates.  … [Read more...]