Who’s listening?

Jan 18, 2022 All night buses for housing The most recent deep cold in Toronto led to a warning declaration by the city and the use of city buses overnight for protection by some homeless people, where kindly bus drivers allowed, drawing attention … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Jan.15, 2022 Washington Post (US) - Lizzie Johnson and William Wan The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago Here’s an excellent introduction to the question of secondary punishments.  … [Read more...]

Baby deaths…

Jan 13, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) A Baby Never Forgotten. A Tribute to Brooke Leigh Powell by Dr. Lucy Baldwin and Louise Powell This article and the link is most unusual.  Sometimes we can find the worse of our humanity at the edges of … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Jan 10, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 10, 2022) The pardon system perpetuates disadvantage. Ottawa should fix it - ‘By limiting opportunities for employment and education, the cumbersome pardon system is perpetuating … [Read more...]

Play it gently…

Jan 8, 2022 CBC Radio (The Current) - Implementation will be key to First Nation child welfare agreement, says advocate - Agreement-in-principle will see $40 million going to child welfare reform and those who were harmed by system Here is the … [Read more...]

At last…

Jan. 6, 2022 CBC News - Olivia Stefanovich and Nick Boisvert Ottawa releases early details of landmark $40B First Nations child welfare agreement - Agreement still needs sign-off from Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and Federal Court The federal … [Read more...]

Covid in jail…

Jan 3, 2022  Twitter from Alyshah Sanmati Hasham – Court Reporter for the Toronto Star (Dec 30, 2021) JAIL COVID UPDATE: There are outbreaks at: Brockville Jail, Maplehurst Correctional Complex, Niagara Detention Centre, Quinte Detention Centre, … [Read more...]

Interim Report…

Dec. 29  From Senator Kim Pate – On solitary detention for youth and the Universal Basic Income “Family doctors agree that the solitary confinement of youth should be abolished under all circumstances. A measure that compromises the physical … [Read more...]

Gardens…

Dec 22, 2021 (Ed Note: opps!) Orion Magazine (US) - Anya Groner The Solitary Garden As a caution, those who search for true justice and for empathy among all people may be powerfully moved by this story.  We are generally so focused on change … [Read more...]

More of the same…

Dec 20, 2021 CBC News – Darren Major Indigenous women make up almost half the female prison population, ombudsman says - Canada's prison ombudsman says Indigenous incarceration rates are at a 'historic high' This headline has to make us stop and … [Read more...]