Secondary punishment…

Feb. 7, 2018 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Highlighting the damage done by maternal imprisonment - Safeguarding children when sentencing parents - 17,000 children affected a year For a long time many have been stuck in the notion of punishment as … [Read more...]

Military justice slow and costly…

Jan 11, 2018 CTV News Report obtained by CTV News shows lack of confidence in military justice system An as yet unpublished but interim study of the Canadian military justice system insists that there is widespread lack of confidence in the … [Read more...]

Indigenous Wisdom for 2018…

Dec 31, 2017 Cindy Blackstone   (Twitter at  https://twitter.com/cblackst?s=03  - scroll down a bit and they are in reverse order starting with #11)  Indigenous advocate and educator Blackstone offers 11 suggestions for government to change the … [Read more...]

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...]