Torture and C-51…

Dec 8, 2016  Globe and Mail – Colin Freeze Trump’s torture view may change secrets sharing with Canada: spy watchdog executive Here’s a twist on the usual C-51 discussion about Five Eyes intelligence sharing, more specifically … [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...]

UK prisons…

Nov 30, 2016 Ministry of Justice (UK) – Prison Reform Trust Prison Safety and Reform November 2016 The original report came out in early November and is available at … [Read more...]

Incivility…

Nov. 17, 2016  Magna Carta Training and e-Learning – David J.D. Sims The Price of Incivility Sims is a lawyer in Whitby, ON, who works with a police training company.  He recounts a number of instances in which the lack of civility by police … [Read more...]

CABs…

Nov. 15, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour More jail advisory boards needed in Ontario, Ottawa board chair says There are 26 detention facilities in Ontario but only 8 have Civilian Advisory Boards.  Ottawa CAB thinks that we need more if we … [Read more...]

Home…

Nov 6, 2016 Wellesley Institute – Greg Suttor National Affordable Housing Strategy Submission With widespread community support, the Wellesley Institute has formulated and submitted to the federal government a strategic response to the housing … [Read more...]

Sanctioned discrimination…

Oct 10, 2016 Policy Option – Cindy Blackstock The long history of discrimination against First Nations children The Canadian Human Rights Commission has now twice ordered the federal government to correct the discriminatory practices against … [Read more...]

Pot treaties…

Oct 3, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Cullen Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot - Legalizing pot will violate international treaties. What should Canada do? Canada is signatory to two international treaties that are … [Read more...]

No fly…

Sept 24, 2016    Tyee (BC) – Michael Vonn Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists The article is Vonn’s first in a series to invite participation in the federal conversation on national security.  Vonn works his way … [Read more...]