Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]

Leaving behind…

Nov 22, 2016 Tyee – Stefania Seccia, Megaphone Magazine Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought Here’s some startling news about Canada’s homeless youth and the age for their becoming homeless.  The latest survey, conducted in all … [Read more...]

Innocence Canada…

Oct 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’ - Funding woes mean organization responsible for 21 exonerations will no longer take on new cases. Also known as the Association in Defence of the … [Read more...]

Lifeline…

Oct. 5, 2016 National Association of Parole Executives (US) -   R.E. “Bob” Brown A Beacon of Hope – Sunny Ways: Life sentenced Offenders R.E. “Bob” Brown is a retired district parole supervisor in BC and offers us a scholarly pass … [Read more...]

Home grown and C-51…

Aug 12, 2016 CBC News – Aaron Wherry What Aaron Driver means for the debate on amending Bill C-51- Case of ISIS sympathizer comes amid outstanding question of anti-terror laws Aaron Driver is the terrorist killed on Wednesday by the RCMP in … [Read more...]

New legislation…

 Oct 14, 2014  CTV News Public safety minister to introduce bill for tracking homegrown terrorists abroad While details are still scarce, Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney has announced the government’s intent to introduce new legislation … [Read more...]

“Those scars are mine…”

   Sept. 19, 2014  Globe and Mail – Stu Jeffries as told to Dave McGinn A father of three shares his story of childhood abuse and how to begin to forgive  The author is a radio host on Boom 97.3 and puts into personal dimensions the reports … [Read more...]

Policing…

  Sept. 8, 2014  Toronto Star – Graham Slaughter Lives of Ontario LGBT cops revealed in new study   Joe Couto works for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as the director of government relations and communications.  The thesis for … [Read more...]

Presumption…

  Sept 7, 2014  Toronto Star – Carol Goar Presumption of innocence whittled away  Goar lines up the various authorities who have support a clean-up of the remand system as an instant cash saver, including government panels, economists, the … [Read more...]