More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]

Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]

Red zones and bail…

Mar 3, 2017 The Megaphone / Tyee (BC) – Stefanie Seccia ‘Red Zones’ Set the Marginalized Up for More Trouble, Study Finds The link offers a connection to a couple of sources where the questions around bail conditions include “red zones,” … [Read more...]

CRA on Facebook…

Jan 27, 2017 CBC News - Elizabeth Thompson Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media Revelation that CRA monitors social media for tax compliance puts focus on what is 'publicly available' This revelation that CRA uses … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]

Bail reform

Dec 2, 2016 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Conservative Senator Bob Runciman slams 'appalling' Liberal move to kill bail reform bill There’s a scrap brewing between Runciman and the Liberal government over the bail requirements when a person … [Read more...]

Peace bonds…

Aug. 19, 2016 CBC News – Susana Mas Canada to increase anti-terror efforts with new office to curb radicalization - Public safety minister acknowledges limitations of peace bond in Aaron Driver case Driver was the young man turned terrorist and … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Oversight…

April 14, 2016 Hill Times-on-line – Peter Mazereeuw Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight Oversight is the operative word since two detainees have died in CBSA custody within a week of each other.  (The same issue is still following … [Read more...]