A long time coming…

Mar 23, 2021 “Spring has sprung, The grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is?” (Bugs Bunny via David Axlerod of the Axe Files) John Howard Society Unequal Justice: Experiences and outcomes of young people in Ontario’s youth bail … [Read more...]

Parting shot…

March 20, 2021 Huffington Post – Althia Raj Canada's Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last in International Rankings - Canada was chastised for ignoring its own legal requirement for periodic reviews of the effectiveness of its whistleblower … [Read more...]

Break free…

March 18, 2021 N.Y. Times – Brian Seibert What It Means to Break Free: A Tale of Detention, Told in Dance - The choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s film “Wild: Act 1” seeks to give voice to young men caught in the criminal justice system. The … [Read more...]

Failure to remedy…

March 17, 2021 CBC News - Murray Brewster, Kristen Everson Senior female officer quits Canadian Forces, says she's 'sickened' by reports of sexual misconduct - Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor says she's 'not surprised' by recent developments Most … [Read more...]

Lessons…

March 16, 2021 Think Global Health.org – Ted Alcorn How Norway's Prisons Have Weathered a Pandemic - Its famously progressive correctional system is anomalous, but still has lessons for other countries Lots of justice people greatly admire … [Read more...]

MAID

Mar 12, 2021  Liberals, Bloc Quebecois join forces to pass revised assisted dying bill - MPs pass bill 180 to 149 with most Bloc, Liberal MPs in support The struggle in the House over the medical assist in dying has been focused recently on … [Read more...]

Unbelievable…

Mar 10, 2021  Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup Correctional Service of Canada fails to track employees accused of sexual assault in prisons At least three guards have been charged with sex crimes in recent years at The Nova Institution for … [Read more...]

No more, please…

Mar 8, 2021 International Women’s Day – Avaaz:  What does it mean to be woman during Covid-19? A 2 minute inspiring video on the struggle of women for equality. “History tells us that a global crisis can put the concerns of women on the … [Read more...]

Sentences…

Mar 5, 2021  The Guardian (Manchester, UK) – Kate Allen The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it Allen, the director of Amnesty International (UK) is of the opinion that human rights stand between … [Read more...]

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...]