An uneasy year…

Jan 2, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Shower cells, segregation, suicides and reform: A year in the life of Ottawa's troubled jail Troubles have been so many and solutions so resistant that the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre may well be … [Read more...]

National security…

    Jan 10, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Liberals open to broad security revamp, not just ‘problematic elements’: Goodale  The fury of activity around the Aboriginal issues and the Syrian refugees had momentarily banish the … [Read more...]

Housing first…

      May 29, 2015 Globe and Mail – Erin Anderssen Inside the world's best mental-health program to keep homeless people off the street    The article follows Jason Platt, a Canadian Mental Health outreach worker, who encounters street … [Read more...]

What Next?

      May 5, 2015  IIRP Policy Options - Anthony N. Doob and Cheryl M. Webster The Harper revolution in criminal justice policy…and what comes next… Stephen Harper’s Conservative government broke with the consensus on crime and public … [Read more...]

Along came terror…

     Feb 25, 2015  Globe and Mail – Jeffrey Simpson Then along came terror   Simpson puts on record the series of events that have justified a jihadist perspective as the background for the current C-51, the anti-terrorist bill and the … [Read more...]

Nobodies to pawns…

Sept. 15, 2014  Globe and Mail – Konrad Yakabuski Bills promote backbenchers from ‘nobodies’ to ‘pawns’  Some 25 of thirty crime bills before the house or already passed are private members bills, tabled by an individual MP rather … [Read more...]