Elusive…

April 16, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – Lea Keren The continued elusiveness of prison justice This commentary highlights the internal process of grievance in the federal prison system, the only process by which an incarcerated person can air a … [Read more...]

Can we last?

April 7, 2022 United Nations – IPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability “The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, … [Read more...]

Why pay?

April 4, 2022 CBC News – Catharine Tunney As Mounties celebrate pay raise, municipalities look to upcoming budget for federal help - As of April 1, constables can make more than $106K — a jump of $20K The news may be a good news / bad news … [Read more...]

A tragic loss…

Mar 16, 2022  Waterloo Record – Paige Desmond The end of a crime prevention era - Region, nation losing ground breaking Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council The short-sighted failure to fund the Crime Prevention Council speaks volumes … [Read more...]

A new welcome…

Feb 24, 2022  Human Rights Watch (Canada) - It’s time for Canada to truly welcome people seeking safety or a better life Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Canada have undertaken an effort to eliminate the use of jails and prisoner … [Read more...]

Who’s listening?

Jan 18, 2022 All night buses for housing The most recent deep cold in Toronto led to a warning declaration by the city and the use of city buses overnight for protection by some homeless people, where kindly bus drivers allowed, drawing attention … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Jan 10, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 10, 2022) The pardon system perpetuates disadvantage. Ottawa should fix it - ‘By limiting opportunities for employment and education, the cumbersome pardon system is perpetuating … [Read more...]

Covid in jail…

Jan 3, 2022  Twitter from Alyshah Sanmati Hasham – Court Reporter for the Toronto Star (Dec 30, 2021) JAIL COVID UPDATE: There are outbreaks at: Brockville Jail, Maplehurst Correctional Complex, Niagara Detention Centre, Quinte Detention Centre, … [Read more...]

Interim Report…

Dec. 29  From Senator Kim Pate – On solitary detention for youth and the Universal Basic Income “Family doctors agree that the solitary confinement of youth should be abolished under all circumstances. A measure that compromises the physical … [Read more...]

Human rights…

Dec 13, 2021 Canadian Bar Association Business and Human Rights The Bar uses the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) (2011) and its update in 2018 to the UN General Assembly as the basis for lawyers to advise clients doing business internationally in … [Read more...]