Blame and resistance…

Sept 17, 2016 National Post – Andrew Coyne We are staring into the abyss of a Trump presidency and many people are to blame Blame is always filled with more regret than satisfaction, once whatever that is distasteful or wrong arrives.  Coyne … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving imagination…

  Oct. 12, 2014  (Communiqué wishes all our readers a happy Thanksgiving and commends the lead article as a context for our neighbourly reflections.)  Globe and Mail – Joe Friesen Former Governor-General Clarkson says Canada has redefined … [Read more...]

Three deaths…

   Feb. 13, 2014  Toronto Star – Laura Kane Toronto police shootings inquest rules deaths as homicides; recommends training changes   Three months and dozens of witnesses later, the police inquest into the deaths of three mentally ill … [Read more...]

RCMP budget cuts…

   Feb. 2, 2014  Police and Community Partnerships: A National Symposium March 26, 27, 2014 - National Arts Centre, Ottawa  Faculty for the sessions:    Molly Baldwin, Founder/CEO, Roca Inc., Boston, USA.  Danny Graham, QC, … [Read more...]

Yet another glaring failure…

 Jan. 12, 2013  CBC News – Susana Mas First Nations treaty talks with Ottawa end in 'failure' - The Assembly of First Nations received $400,000 to fund a committee on treaties that never met  The Assembly of First Nations and the federal … [Read more...]

Access to justice

  Jan 10, 2014  Globe and Mail - Editorial High-priced justice The editorial is commenting on the recent Canadian Bar Association report on access to justice, described as ‘abysmal’.  Estimates are that approximately one half of those … [Read more...]

Hollow Water hope…

  Oct. 30, 2013  IIRP Blogger Robert Koehler Hope flows from Hollow Water… Chicago Journalist Robert Koehler writes about the experiences of the Hollow Water First Nations Reserve in eastern Manitoba.  Elder Burma Bushie and former crown … [Read more...]

Thabksgiving

 Oct. 11, 2013  (Ed Note:  We at Smart Justice wish all our readers a happy thanksgiving.  Besides all our other blessings, we have the blessing of the conviction of the worthiness of our caring for healing rather than punishment, for justice … [Read more...]

Mother and child…

 Aug. 8, 2013  Star Phoenix (Regina) - Hannah Spray  Psychiatric report ordered for teen who concealed baby’s body  A seventeen year pleaded guilty to neglecting to obtain assistance in child birth and concealing the birth of her baby.  … [Read more...]

Cruelty?

Aug. 5, 2013  Sudbury Star – Editorial by Jim Hendry of the Peterborough Examiner Inadvertent death of kids a life sentence in itself  Andrew Williams, a father of three kids, drove his car over the railroad crossing tracks, killing his two … [Read more...]