Confronting the mess…

March 10, 2018  Ottawa Citizen – Dylan McGinty A #MeThree movement, based on truth and reconciliation We have had a few months of very difficult dialogue about the outcomes of trials, especially around the treatment of indigenous people and … [Read more...]

Guns and violence…

March 4, 2018 Global News – Natasha Pace Domestic violence court opens in Halifax, officials anticipate 1,000 cases annually A court that deals specifically with cases of domestic violence has opened in Halifax.  The court will sit one day a … [Read more...]

Public shame vs silent appeal…

Feb. 28, 2018  CBC News - Vancouver lawyer Manjot Hallen and Toronto lawyer Sean Robichaud Was it wrong for Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould to tweet about the Boushie verdict? Two experts debate The separation of the different branches of government … [Read more...]

Motherisk…

Feb. 27, 2018 CBC News Discredited hair-testing program harmed vulnerable families across Ontario, report says - Commissioner issues 32 recommendations as 'steps toward ensuring that no family experience similar harm' These are days when forensic … [Read more...]

Double whammy…

Feb 26, 2018 CBC News – David Milward Justice denied for Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie: How their cases illustrate racism in Canadian courts A second not guilty verdict in the murder of an Indigenous person does little to reassure Canada’s … [Read more...]

A beginning?

Feb 16, 2018 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people - 'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says Though short on detail, Trudeau is … [Read more...]

When the law fails? …

Feb 13, 2018  Senator Murray Sinclair on the Boushie affair: "I grieve for the youth who now see no hope, and whose hunger for justice gives rise to anger.  I grieve for the children whose lives now have one more jeopardy.  I may grieve for some … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Feb. 7, 2018 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Highlighting the damage done by maternal imprisonment - Safeguarding children when sentencing parents - 17,000 children affected a year For a long time many have been stuck in the notion of punishment as … [Read more...]

Side-by-side…

Feb. 5, 2018 MacLean’s – Anthony M. Davis Where criminology students study side-by-side with prisoners Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) (BC) has been engaged in a novel approach to corrections since 2011 called Inside-Out Prisoner … [Read more...]

Justice reform…

Jan 31, 2018 Toronto Star – Daniel Brown and Michael Lacy Trudeau government is falling short on justice reform Anticipating the strategy for the next federal election, some think the Liberals will offer promises made, promises delivered.  … [Read more...]