Politics, not justice…

    Mar 5, 2015  National Newswatch – Paola Loriggio Harper’s ‘life without parole’ initiative a political move, say critics  Critics and legal experts are calling the latest Harper government move to end parole for certain first … [Read more...]

Mayors and violence…

    Feb. 20, 2015  National Post - Sarah Boesveld Silent No More: What Canada’s mayors have to say about violence against aboriginal women This article is sobering.  It’s the perspective of frightened Aboriginal women as they go about … [Read more...]

Fear politics…

     Feb 8, 2015 Hill Times-on-line – Mark Burgess PM Harper ratchets up ‘secure in our homes’ anti-terrorism rhetoric as a wedge issue  The article reviews the issues and the concerns of Canadians with the strategy of the political … [Read more...]

From the bench…

  Feb 1, 2015 Review from the Bench – Blogger Marion Lane Sexual Assault and the Criminal Courts: A Response to the Globe and Mail Editorial Lane is a retired criminal court judge who raises the alarm bell on the approach of an editorial in … [Read more...]

Canada’s Aboriginal women…

    Jan 23, 2014 – Reuters Canada - Andrea Hopkins Canadian police fail to protect female Aboriginals: report  A US based human rights group – The Organization of American States – has issued a report, two years in the making, … [Read more...]

Torture report…

   Dec. 11, 2014  US Senate Torture Report Executive Summary:  The summary suggests that the CIA techniques were not effective and did not save lives, that the CIA fed misleading information to policy makers and the public, and that the CIA … [Read more...]

97% in 10 years…

   Dec 3, 2014  Toronto Star – Steve Rennie Huge increase in number of aboriginal women in Canadian prisons  Kim Pate says that mandatory minimum sentences and more limited conditional release options are among the factors in the last ten … [Read more...]

Women’s work…

   Oct. 22, 2014  Canadian Lawyer – Brett Hughes Great strides but more work to be done for women: chief justice  Canada’s Chief Justice Madame Beverley McLaughlin delivered the convocation address at UofT’s University of Victoria … [Read more...]

Sisters in Spirit…

  Oct 1, 2014  Globe and Mail - Beverley Jacobs and Alex Neve We can’t wait another decade to end violence against native women  Jacobs was the lead researcher for Amnesty International on the first Stolen Sisters report. Neve is the … [Read more...]

Exit controls…

Sept 29, 2014 CTV News Government considering 'exit controls' to track homegrown terrorists: Blaney  Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has announced the government’s intent to introduce “exit controls” as a weapon against Canadian … [Read more...]