Oct 2, 2023 – Progress…

Oct 2, 2023 – Progress…   CTV - Gov. Gen. Mary Simon on Canada's progress to reconciliation: Full interview | CTV's Question Period An almost 12 minute video in which Canada’s Governor General reflects on the progress of the resolution … [Read more...]

Sept 20, 2023 – Affirming the child…

Sept 20, 2023 – Affirming the child…   The Canadian Press – Alessia Passafiume Debate over pronouns pits parental rights against the rights of children, experts say Think of kids' rights in pronoun rules: experts Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, the … [Read more...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]

Change…

Oct. 12, 2020 Foundations for Social Change (Vancouver, BC) – The New Leaf Project The Foundation, tied to UBC, has acted on a question on all our minds about homelessness:  how does one best help the homeless find housing and food security.  We … [Read more...]

Always the children…

Sept 17, 2020 Welcome to Diana's Place, Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa's new Child and Family Centre Program! Zoe West from Elizabeth Fry is offering a virtual (electronic) tour of their new Child and Family Centre program. She also showed us … [Read more...]

Our better angels…

Aug 31, 2019  ABC News (US) - Meghan Keneally Man who spent 36 years in prison for stealing $50 from a bakery is now set to be freed  History is not a kind teacher nor do lessons from history prompt us strongly enough to recognize and fix blatant … [Read more...]

Abused in jail…

Feb 28, 2019 CBC News – Samantha Craggs Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests This report supplements a truth etching its way in the US penology literature: namely that a considerable number of incarcerated … [Read more...]

Safe migration…

Aug 31, 2018 Davos – World Economic Forum – Anne Gallagher 3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration The final draft of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration has been recommended to the UN for … [Read more...]

Aug 10, 2018 – Prisoner’s Justice Day (Poster from NOPE Canada: https://twitter.com/hashtag/prisonkills?src=hash ) Prisoners’ Justice Day commemorates deaths in custody and demand justice for human rights abuses behind bars History of the … [Read more...]

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Ask an expert…

Dec. 6, 2017 CBC News – Kelly Malone 'They have a lot to teach us': Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal - Journal of Prisoners on Prisons gives more than 50 inmates a voice on justice reform Want the real scoop?  Ask those who live … [Read more...]