Caring in prisons…

Sept 25, 2020  Prince Albert Now (SK) – Nigel Maxwell Frustrated by lack of contract, federal correctional officers stage rallies across the country The federal guards are now two years without a contract and many are unable to get annual leave … [Read more...]

Fix the taxes…

Sept 23, 2020 Policy Options – Senator Kim Pate A reform of taxes would make a guaranteed liveable income feasible:  Eliminating the web of financial programs and social assistance would offset the cost of a GLI, and a five percent hike in GST … [Read more...]

Recovery…

Sept 19, 2020 Atkinson Foundation –Armine Yalnizyan, Laurell Ritchie, and Mary Gellatly with input from Colette Murphy, Garima Talwar Kapoor, Morna Ballantyne, Kerry McCuaig, and Nora  Cole Maximizing Potential Framework for Recovery in a Slow … [Read more...]

Always the children…

Sept 17, 2020 Welcome to Diana's Place, Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa's new Child and Family Centre Program! Zoe West from Elizabeth Fry is offering a virtual (electronic) tour of their new Child and Family Centre program. She also showed us … [Read more...]

A different Gladue

Sept 15, 2020 Lawyer’s Daily: Luis Millán   Gladue principles may apply to homeless people, rules Quebec Court of Appeal “In a decision welcomed by criminal lawyers, the Quebec Court of Appeal seems to have opened the door for the principle … [Read more...]

Better or worse…

Sept 13, 2020 National Post (Canada) - Marni Soupcoff A popular anti-racism tool isn't working, and might be making things worse As the crisis with police / community relations looks to solutions, Soupcoff says that the usual antiracist tool for … [Read more...]

Second chance…

Sept 10, 2020 Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Ontario’s plan to build new prisons is wrongheaded - We don’t need new jails or bigger jails; we need better and smaller jails, argues Michael Spratt Spratt’s premise is very simple: if you … [Read more...]

Protecting…

Sept 7, 2020 Toronto Star – Douglas Quan ‘We’re all Canadians here’: Jail culture is keeping extremism at bay, suggests an unprecedented Canadian study What’s the possibility that someone may find Canada’s prisons as ripe place for … [Read more...]

Predictive policing…

Sept 3, 2020 National Newswatch - Michelle McQuigge Use of predictive policing tools in Canada highlight need for federal action, report says We in Canada have already had warnings of police use of eavesdropping equipment on cell phones.  The … [Read more...]

A ketamine arrest…

Sept 2, 2020 CNN (US) - Sara Sidner and Julia Jones Two strangers, with the same first name, and a terrifying story about ketamine in policing Here is a cautionary tale for those crisis teams who recognize the role of medical personnel in response … [Read more...]