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...]

Ghomeshi’s lesson…

March 29, 2016 GUTS Canada’s Feminist Magazine – Katie Toth After not guilty: On Sexual Assault and the Carceral State Toth explores with several prominent women the capacity of the justice system and the carceral solution to redress the … [Read more...]

GAI…

March 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Keith Leslie, Canadian Press Ontario will test idea of a guaranteed minimum income to ease poverty The idea has been floating around for a while.  The notion is to set a minimum but adequate amount for people … [Read more...]

Due process & Terrorism…

     July 2, 2015 Globe and Mail – Bob Rae Charleston should teach us that terror laws need to be drafted with care Rae argues for care around anti-terrorist bills and thinks the pendulum and the confusion about terrorism and crime has now … [Read more...]

PAC’$…

     June 26, 2015 Toronto Star – Robin V. Sears Rise of Canadian PACs corrodes our democracy - The proliferation of U.S.-style political action committees and the attack ads they fund is hurting Canadian politics. The PAC’s are … [Read more...]

Oversight…

    Feb 3, 2015 (Ed note: Marion Lane’s blog in the last communiqué made reference to an editorial in the Globe and Mail without specifying the date of the editorial.  It was, in fact published Dec. 29, 2014, in the context of the Bill Cosby … [Read more...]

Police checks…

   Dec 4, 2014  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Province to legislate what police can disclose about innocent Ontarians  Long a sore point, the release of information about innocent individuals who have no convictions but are found for a … [Read more...]

Hope in justice…

   Nov. 2, 2014  Cape Breton Post - Staff Cape Breton lawyers express caution about effect of consecutive sentences  Allan Nicholson, of Nova Scotia Legal Aid, and private practice lawyer Tony Mozvik both expected the 75 year sentence for … [Read more...]

Secret…

  July 17, 2014  Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved Canada Border Services deports man to DRC in secret  The meaning of privacy as it applies to people detained and deported can be a little frightening.  In this case, the Canadian Border … [Read more...]