Consistency

Jan 16, 2020 (Ed note:  The recent controversy about the increased and often prohibitive cost of the record suspension for applicants has highlighted the issue behind the issue: Why has the Liberal government not addressed the specific issue of a … [Read more...]

Cleaning up…

Jan 11, 2020  Mary Campbell – Independent Corrections Expert and Justice Advocate (Jan 3 edition of Communiqué drew attention to the federal parole board announcement of the fee increase for a record suspension (Government Link:  … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]

Abolish prisons?

Dec 23, 2019  CBC Radio If we abolish prisons, what's next? There are more people in prison today than at any other time in history The question is one that frightens most people who think that without prisons we have no way to avoid being … [Read more...]

More subtle punishment…

Dec 20, 2019 The Marshall Project (US) – Beatrix Lockwood and Nicole Lewis The Long Journey to Visit a Family Member in Prison - Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch. This article marks a link to the … [Read more...]

‘Withering rights’…

Dec 17, 2019 CBC News - H.M. Jocelyn Canadians travelling to or through U.S. should pay close attention to their withering rights Jocelyn, a Canadian from Stratford, ON, is a PhD candidate at Rutgers and warns of what she calls “the withering … [Read more...]

Grim picture…

Dec 12, 2019 CBC News - Sofia Rodriguez Auditor General paints grim picture of Ontario's jails Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is painting a picture of the Ontario jails that sums up critics’ concerns for some time now: Over-crowding, … [Read more...]

Pardon me?

Dec 6, 2019 CBC News – Kathleen Harris 'Incredibly low': Only 118 pardons granted for pot possession in first 4 months Advocates are concerned that the numbers of people eligible for pot pardons is enormous but that the applications and the … [Read more...]

Another death…

Nov. 22, 2019 CBC News - Ariana Kelland Inmate's death shines light on fetal alcohol disorders in justice system The problem is not only the difficulty of diagnosing fetal alcohol disorder syndrome but the fact that one must leave Newfoundland to … [Read more...]