Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

Why? Said the Judge…

Aug 15, 2017 Toronto Star – Brendan Kennedy ‘Why is this man in prison?’, judge asks government lawyer in immigration detention case This is an odd question but one which flows from the ability of the Immigration Department / CBSA to hold in … [Read more...]

Coming and going…

Feb 5, 2027 CBC News – Evan Dyer  Canada looking at legality of enforcing Trump travel ban on Canadian soil - Legal concerns over ban could run up against customs pre-clearance agreement While the federal courts and legal scholars fight back … [Read more...]

Poverty, homelessness and kids…

Aug. 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin Report shines light on poverty’s role on kids in CAS system Two researchers have a new report casting the spotlight of poverty on the process of child care in Ontario.  The report, … [Read more...]

Community response…

April 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Hundreds march in Halifax after series of violent deaths Several hundred people who included both the chief of police and the mayor of Halifax have given community action and solidarity a new meaning: … [Read more...]

Policing…

   Nov. 22, 2014  Globe and Mail – John Lornic New era of policing: Will the benefits of body-worn cameras outweigh the privacy issues?  Calgary is the first Canadian city to introduce body-worn cameras but Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and … [Read more...]

Prisons and judges…

   May 6, 2014  CBC News Auditor general finds prison expansions aren't keeping pace   The auditor general, Michael Ferguson, says that not only will Canada’s prisons be over-capacity again shortly after the present round of expansion … [Read more...]

Angry kids…

   Mar 26, 2014  CBC Doc Zone DEBUT: Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents  March 27, 2014 at 9PM on CBC  The series starts with the anguished mother of Marc Lépine who later killed 14 women in Montreal.  The question is whether in this … [Read more...]

Unconstitutional sentencing…

   Mar 25, 2014 Canadian Law Times – Charlotte Santry NWT judge takes aim at Truth in Sentencing provisions  Justice Garth Malakoe of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories has ruled that the provisions of the Truth in … [Read more...]

Legal Aid…

 Jan. 22, 2014  Canadian Law Times - Yamri Taddese How does Ontario legal aid compare?   British lawyers have responded to the Jan. 6 cuts to legal aid with a strike, unprecedented in British legal history.  This article looks at the … [Read more...]