Innocence…

Nov. 25, 2022 The Conversation (Queen’s) - Joanna Pozzulo and Emily Pica Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of known wrongful convictions Wrongful convictions are sufficiently common that the legal system is looking to understand … [Read more...]

New measures…

Nov. 23, 2022  APRT Report / Justice Teams Network (US) Interrupting Intimate Partner Violence – A Guide for Community Responses without Police This report is a startling presentation around intimate partner violence acknowledging the … [Read more...]

Hiring…

Nov. 20, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Progress and Prejudices – Shifts in the UK employers’ attitude in hiring people with convictions “Employers more likely to hire people with convictions.”   This piece of research makes it at … [Read more...]

One of our best…

Nov. 17, 2022  The Reverend Dr. James V. Scott, O.C. Toronto, Ontario Jamie, who is to receive the Order of Canada, has been a tireless champion for both the Church Council on Justice and Corrections and the Smart Justice Network.  The … [Read more...]

Fossils still trying…

Nov. 14, 2022  Hill Times (Canada) - Kevin Philipupillai ‘Among the worst in the world’: environmental advocates slam outsized oil and gas company influence in Canada’s COP27 delegation - The official Canadian delegation to the 27th UN … [Read more...]

Proposed Watchers…

Nov 10, 2022 CBC News – Brett Forester Chief backs call for Indigenous representation on proposed RCMP, CBSA watchdog - ‘It’s time that governments woke up and smell the coffee and begin to seriously engage Indigenous people' There is a … [Read more...]

Confrontation…

Nov 7, 2022  Toronto Star – Kelly Skjerven GO Transit union says bus drivers to strike if no deal reached with Metrolinx - Metrolinx said there will be no bus service on Monday if strike action is taken. Observers are wondering if the threaten … [Read more...]

No reform…

Nov. 4, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily SCC overturns lower court decision, rules Criminal Code provisions on sentencing constitutional “A divided Supreme Court of Canada has overturned a Court of Appeal decision, ruling Nov. 4 that certain Criminal Code … [Read more...]

Redemption…

Oct 31, 2022 Canadian Press - Joseph Brean Supreme Court declares parts of sex offender registry unconstitutional “A law cannot deprive the life, liberty, or security of the person of even one individual in a way that is inconsistent with the … [Read more...]

More of the same…

Oct 29, 2022 CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Family of Toronto man who fell to his death says police locked them in room, didn't let them speak to him - Toronto police now say 32-year-old 'barricaded himself' and crisis team could not be sent in The … [Read more...]