Second chance…

Sept 10, 2020 Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Ontario’s plan to build new prisons is wrongheaded - We don’t need new jails or bigger jails; we need better and smaller jails, argues Michael Spratt Spratt’s premise is very simple: if you … [Read more...]

She-session…

May 12, 2020 Global News - Erica Alini Welcome to the ‘she-session.’ Why this recession is different The recession is bound to introduce significant changes to our lives and one would hope that we could choose to redress some regressive … [Read more...]

Policing…

Aug 21, 2019    VERA Institute for Justice (US) - S. Rebecca Neusteter, Ram Subramanian, Jennifer Trone, Mawia Khogali, and Cindy Reed Gatekeepers: The Role of Police in Ending Mass Incarceration The reform of the US justice system and the … [Read more...]

Let’s talk…

Feb. 4, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius Bell, let's talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters The national Bell Let’s Talk effort is underway and has at its base the notion that the initial step in mental … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

The struggle with history…

Aug 19, 2018  Toronto Star – Thomas Rohner Video shows officers punching and kicking this Inuk man on three separate occasions. Advocates warn his case is part of a trend This article points to a disturbing increase in unnecessary, and … [Read more...]

Youth sex for sale…

May 11, 2018 Homeless Hub – Debra Schilling Wolfe; Johanna K.P. Greeson; Sarah Wasch; Daniel Treglia Human Trafficking Prevalence and Child Welfare Risk Factors among Homeless Youth: A Multi-City Study Sponsored by Covenant House International, … [Read more...]

Charity in need…

April 20, 2018 CBC News – Dean Beeby Charities 'worried' after meeting with Morneau on 'political activity' law - Environmental charities press Morneau to implement changes to law restricting political activities As part of their election … [Read more...]

Where to stand on guns?

Mar 18, 2018 CTV News - Don Martin Gun bill could become ammunition for the opposition Martin is anticipating a new piece of legislation next week on guns following the recent summit on guns and gangs.  The new legislation will out the purchase … [Read more...]

Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]