Guns and violence…

March 4, 2018 Global News – Natasha Pace Domestic violence court opens in Halifax, officials anticipate 1,000 cases annually A court that deals specifically with cases of domestic violence has opened in Halifax.  The court will sit one day a … [Read more...]

Babies in prison…

Dec. 3, 2015  Metro-Toronto – Sidney Cohen Broken Bonds: How living with babies in jail changed inmates' lives What happens when a women is sentenced to prison and is at once pregnant?  Here is the first part of a series with the story of … [Read more...]

Spousal rights…

 April 8  Canadian Press – Terry Pedwell Spousal exemption an obstacle, says MacKay   Under Canadian law, spouses do not have to testify against the other spouse.  Exceptions are for sexual assault and cases involving children.  … [Read more...]

Criminal background checks…

  Mar 20, 2014  Toronto Star – Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto police criminal-background check backlog puts thousands of jobs and studies in limbo   There are two types of background check involved.  One is simply an indication – a … [Read more...]