Bail reform … 

March 22, 2016 Toronto Star – Daniel Brown Time to overhaul Canada’s unjust bail system “I can no longer call it a court of law,” Julia Lauzon, an Ottawa Justice of the Peace, said. “Unfortunately, Ottawa's bailout court, and others, … [Read more...]

Media mergers …

February 24, 2016 Guardian (UK) Democracy warning as Canadian media outlets merge and papers close: Federal minister convenes talks as union calls for action over increasingly centralised ownership and publishers warn of threat to public interest … [Read more...]

State lawlessness …

February 22, 2016  Toronto Star – Joanna Smith Inquiry into missing aboriginal women must not ignore indigenous law, advocates say Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett wants to consider how and what parts of Indigenous law should and … [Read more...]

Numbers …

February 18, 2016   CBC News – John Paul Tasker Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous women - RCMP said 1,017 indigenous women were killed between 1980 and 2012, activists say it's closer to 4,000 The number of Indigenous … [Read more...]

Criminalized and imprisoned women

Worldwide, though few compared with male inmates, poor marginalized women comprise the fastest growing prison population. In Canada, a high proportion is Aboriginal. Most have suffered abuse, and more than half their crimes are non-violent. Prison … [Read more...]

Human Rights in Action

A video by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies about women in prison: http://www.sistersinside.com.au/media/ConferencePapers2009/Final%20Video%20HRIA.wmv … [Read more...]