Complete review…

    Nov. 20, 2015  CTV News – Dario Balca Justice Minister: 'Complete review' needed to address high number of aboriginal inmates  Advocacy groups have long highlighted the disproportionate numbers of Indigenous people in prison in … [Read more...]

Justice mandate…

    Nov. 13, 2015 Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Mandate Letter The Canadian public has been hearing about the mandate letter given to each federal government minister to guide … [Read more...]

Hard truths…

Nov. 3, 2015 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Residential school documents to be publicly available for first time National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is making the documents accumulated during the investigations on the … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge…

    Oct. 7, 2015  CBC News – Jason Proctor Victim surcharge won't make homeless offender more accountable, B.C. judge says - Mandatory $200 fine on impoverished offender found to be cruel and unusual punishment  BC Judge Donna Senniw says … [Read more...]

Tax partners…

    Oct 6, 2015 CBC News – Harvey Cashore Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case Off shore on the Isle of Man, money belonging to the richest with the best accountants and lawyers is at issue.  But so … [Read more...]

Drawbacks in C-14…

    Aug. 24, 2015  CBC News (BC) – Jason Proctor Law that gives locations of mentally ill offenders questioned after B.C. man threatened The revelation of the location of a man convicted for murder and released under the … [Read more...]

How long?

    May 15, 2015  CBC News Death of B.C. aboriginal teen Paige blamed on 'brutal and cruel' support services BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has issued a scathing report on the death of a blind … [Read more...]

Refugees and immigrants…

     April 18, 2015  OCASI (Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants) 30 Year Anniversary of the Singh Decision In 1985, the Singh decision of the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of refugees to fundamental justice.  … [Read more...]

CBA no to C-51…

     Mar 22, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Canadian Bar Association denounces government’s anti-terrorism bill The CBA assessment of C-51:  the anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will … [Read more...]

Roundtable underway…

     Feb 27, 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Mark Kennedy Roundtable on violence against aboriginal women begins with plea from families  The Roundtable on murdered and missing Aboriginal women begins this morning in Ottawa.  The meeting had its … [Read more...]