TRC response…

May 29, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Kathleen Wynne offers indigenous people ‘a formal apology for the abuses of the past’ This morning Wynne delivered an apology to Indigenous people and offered a response from the government of … [Read more...]

C-14 in convention…

May 27, 2016 National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Emergency resolution at Grit convention urges amendments to assisted dying bill An attempt to introduce an emergency resolution calling for amendments to the C-14 Bill on Assisted … [Read more...]

Kids…

May 25, 2016 Prison Reform Trust (UK) Too many children in care ending up behind bars The link explores the correlation between prison and having been in care as children.  The disturbing fact is that in the UK one half of those children in … [Read more...]

New pot wars…

May 21, 2016 Toronto Star – Betsy Powell Toronto pot outlets ordered to shutter in 3 days - The city continues to serve pot shop landlords with a three day deadline to shutter their premises Canada’s justice minister has promised the … [Read more...]

Rights of Indigenous People…

May 9, 2016  CBC News Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to make announcement in New York City on Monday The UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous … [Read more...]

Breathalyzer…

May 5, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – Editorial (May 3, 2016) Brampton drinking and driving ruling may have wide implications A Brampton, Ontario, judge has ruled that the breathalyzers, which measure blood alcohol levels and are used by police forces … [Read more...]

Policy making…

April 27, 2016 Policy Options – Susan Delacourt How policy is being made under the new Liberal government Delacourt’s analysis looks at first impressions when the new Liberal government was in place and the evolution of a new and more … [Read more...]

Indigenous women in jail…

April 24, 2016 Vice.com – Kelly Geraldine Malone  Why Indigenous Women Are Canada’s Fastest Growing Prison Population Though first published in Feb 2016, this article may prove very helpful in understanding the enormous increase and … [Read more...]

Metis, Non-Status…

April 15, 2016  National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility Canada’s Metis and non-status Indians – 665,000 in total - have long fallen into the cracks … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

March 2, 2016 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Data reveal 'shocking' numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary - More than 1,600 inmates were admitted to solitary confinement at two jails over a five-month period last year. Solitary confinement in … [Read more...]