Stolen Dreams …

Sept 24, 2019  BBC (UK) Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change' A 16 year old Swedish girl has shaken a world audience with the urgency and proximity of global disaster from climate change.  Her remarks before the UN in New York … [Read more...]

Still moms…

April 24, 2019  Elizabeth Fry Society (Ottawa) No mother left behind… We have often written about the criminal justice system in Canada and its impact on women.  Needless to say, as many as 7 of 10 women in jail are also mothers separated from … [Read more...]

Wake-up, step up…

March 25, 2019  CBC News - 'Wake up, step up': Protesters outside Hamilton prison demand change This is an entirely sensible question: If Canada does not have the death penalty, why does our jail system?  The question was part of pointed protest … [Read more...]

Another wave?

Jan 14, 2019 MacLean’s - Andrew McDougal The one question Conservatives need to answer before they say anything As the 2019 federal election looms over us, and we recognize some gains in restorative justice measures after the Harper … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

A tale of 3 cities…

April 25, 2017 CBC News – Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay - Premier Wynne made the announcement at Liuna Station in Hamilton on Monday just after 9 a.m. You have to apply but there are no strings … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

A hateful Canada?

Mar 6, 2017 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier After introducing a motion condemning Islamophobia, she received thousands of disturbing messages Motion 103 is not a piece of legislation.  It is simply a motion supporting a stance against all sorts … [Read more...]