Public health, Public safety…

May 18, 2020 (Ed note: Both these organizations are very reputable in research and advocacy in the United States and may be helpful in the pursuits of similar objectives in Canada where the scene is much the same for the threat of Coronavirus and … [Read more...]

Time bomb…

March 29, 2020 (Ed note:  The warnings about prisons as a time bomb have surfaced for some time already in the life of Covid-19.  Can anyone provide any analysis as to why the legal system is so inflexible that even at this stage there is only … [Read more...]

Guns…

Feb 13, 2020 iPolitics – Tim Naumetz Trudeau statement on Canadian gun law sparks Conservative outrage in Commons Political posturing by both Liberal and Conservative governments has now taken over the issues around gun control.  Prompted by … [Read more...]

Rights violated…

Dec 16, 20119 CBC News Quebec's top court won't suspend province's religious symbols ban, but judges say rights being violated How does a court agree that rights are violated without proscribing a remedy?  The top Quebec court decision came in a … [Read more...]

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...]