Prison deaths…

June 6, 2018  CBC News - Hala Ghonaim Families of inmates who died at London, Ont. jail say 'enough is enough' - Thirteen inmates at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre have died in the last decade Families and lawyers in London are upset with … [Read more...]

End carding…

April 18, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Rosenthal Compelling report must end harmful carding practice by police Two of Canada’s premier criminologists, from U of T, Rosemary Gartner and Anthony Doob, have issued a report on the practice of … [Read more...]

RJ is smarter…

Nov 24, 2016 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 23, 2016) Smarter approach to justice could help with crisis of court delays In Nova Scotia now both adults and minors can pursue a restorative justice approach to resolving conflicts with the law or … [Read more...]

Justice at issue…

     Oct 29, 2015 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberal justice: experts expect less punitive, more principled approach to crime - Legalizing pot, repealing parts of anti-terror law and reviewing sentencing regime on agenda  Justice issues … [Read more...]

Repairing human rights…

    Oct. 23, 2015  Canadian Human Rights Commission (Government of Canada) Repair the erosion of human rights in Canada: CHRC The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), Marie-Claude Landry, is calling for an … [Read more...]

HR and compassion…

  Sept 6, 2015  Huffington Post / Human Rights Watch - Kenneth Roth The Refugee Crisis That Isn’t  The current furor around the refugee crisis in Europe is misplaced says Human Rights Watch.  In fact, there is a political crisis around … [Read more...]

Life’s ploy…

     Aug 28, 2015  Hill Times-on-line – Tim Naumetz Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll  More than half those polled say that Harper’s ‘life-means-life’ announcement last week is an election ploy based on … [Read more...]

Spot checks?

     Aug 26, 2015  Toronto Star – San Grewal Peel police conducted 159,303 street checks in six years Known as ‘carding’ in Toronto, and just as controversial, Peel Regional Police records show that one out of 46 residents had been … [Read more...]

1 in 200…

    June 12, 2015 (Ed note:  In the June 2, 2015 issue of communiqué in an article entitled “Mandela rules” the intro confused the Penal Reform International and the Prison Reform Trust.  It was in fact, Penal Reform International, whose … [Read more...]

Silence less than golden…

     June 9, 2015 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson MPs new sexual harassment policy still keeps bad behaviour in the dark Canada is closer to becoming one of the first countries in the world to have a policy for sexual harassment between … [Read more...]