Bail now…

Oct 31, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General (ON) – Ontario Unveils New Bail Directive to Reduce Pre-Trial Custody -  Province Making the Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer The Ontario government has just released a new approach to bail … [Read more...]

More prisons…

Sept 28, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees - CBSA has finalized plans to build 2 new immigration holding centres and to retrofit another The goal seems to be to have three detention … [Read more...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

Four years max…

Mar 30, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Federal Court orders public safety minister to make decision in immigration case - Chief justice rejects argument minister is too busy to make decisions on sensitive cases Chief Justice Paul Crampton of … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

Two way borders…

Feb 10, 2017 CTV News Muslim mom rejected at U.S. border after questions on Trump, mosque shooting Fadwa Alaoui has lived in Canada for twenty years and acquired Canadian citizenship after Moroccan birth.  She has also travelled to the US … [Read more...]

Cost benefit analysis…

April 22, 2016 N.Y. Times – Jason Furman and Douglas Holyz-Eakin Why Mass Incarceration Doesn’t Pay The authors do a cost benefit analysis of the “staggering” growth in the nation’s prison population.  The article examines both the … [Read more...]

Oversight…

April 14, 2016 Hill Times-on-line – Peter Mazereeuw Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight Oversight is the operative word since two detainees have died in CBSA custody within a week of each other.  (The same issue is still following … [Read more...]

Taxes owing…

April 4, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Cribb and Marco Chown Oved How offshore banking is costing Canada billions of dollars a year $199 billion in foreign has been declared by Canadians but experts say that the amount is only a small fraction of … [Read more...]