House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

By any other name…

Feb. 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Robyn Urback There’s only one group of Canadians the government can get away with torturing Dr Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott recently published a report on the status of solitary confinement in Canada and they, … [Read more...]

Still torture…

Feb 25, 2021 Special Report  Anthony N. Doob, Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Toronto, and Jane B. Sprott, Professor (Full), Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University, Toronto  Solitary Confinement, … [Read more...]

Police and funding…

Feb 24, 2021 Toronto Star – Matt Elliot With its budget, Toronto council takes slow, careful steps toward police reform — but will it stay the course? The issue of funding Toronto police shows sign of becoming increasingly contentious, both … [Read more...]

Death from mental illness…

Feb 22, 2021 National Newswatch – Margaret Eaton Mental illness should never be a death sentence Eaton, National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is objecting to the possibility of MAID leading to terminating mentally ill patients … [Read more...]

Bill C-22…

Feb.19, 2021 Government of Canada Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act C-22 is current in Frist Reading and is expected to make significant inroads into both criminal law and drug law practice.  … [Read more...]

Guns…

Feb. 18, 2021 Here are a number of items on the current controversies around banning / buying back military assault rifles and handguns. Twitter from Justine Trudeau on … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention…

Feb 16, 2021 CBC News – Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press Canada, dozens of allies, declare arbitrary detentions immoral amid Kovrig, Spavor In the pursuit of the release of the two Michaels (Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor) from Chinese … [Read more...]

Phone calls…

Feb. 12, 2021 –  TVO.org – Marsha McLeod Broken telephone: How Ontario’s prison-phone system leaves inmates disconnected - ANALYSIS: Here’s how the phone system works, who profits — and what advocates say needs to change A year ago, … [Read more...]

Charities regs…

Feb 11, 2021 Senator Ratna Omidvar Effective and Accountable Charities Act The legislation is S-222 from the Senate and is designed to update the current CRA provisions governing how charities can pursue their objectives.  Currently limited to … [Read more...]