Hope for the future…

    Sept 14, 2015 Please note that Smart Justice Network of Canada has prepared and already distributed its 2015 Election bulletin entitled:  Calling for a Smart Justice Approach: Election 2015.  We are working on posting on our web site while … [Read more...]

Prisons and principles

     June 4, 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Mary Campbell History shows we need a good correctional investigator Campbell was part of the hiring committee for the present correctional investigator, Howard Sapers, who has been told without any … [Read more...]

One mattress…

     May 27, 2015 CBC News Edmonton inmate stomped to death owed $287 LRT fine - Video of eight-minute attack entered as evidence Monday at fatality inquiry Rather than pay his fine, Barry Stewart choose to spend three days in the Edmonton … [Read more...]

Bail and over-crowding…

    May 26, 2015  Canadian Law Times – Yamri Tadesse Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud  The SCC recently ruled in R. vs. St. Cloud that, beyond the two normal reasons for denial of bail – danger to offend again or flight … [Read more...]

Democracy, for sure!

     May 10, 2015 Toronto Star – Bob Hepburn Mel Hurtig’s wake-up call for Canada’s democracy: Hepburn At 82, Mel Hurtig is still fighting for a national vision of democracy in Canada.  The long-time economic nationalist has just … [Read more...]

Safe and Timely…

   Oct 11, 2014 Office of the Correctional Investigator – 41st Report to Parliament  - Howard Sapers Overcoming Barriers to Safe and Timely Reintegration  Sapers paints a picture of the challenges around the release and reintegration of … [Read more...]

Sapers report

  Nov. 26, 2013 CBC News Canada’s prison population at all-time high - Number of visible minority inmates increased by 75% in past decade  Canada’s Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers is expected to make a scathing report to Parliament … [Read more...]

A safer society…

 Nov. 20, 2013  Brandon Sun – Ashley Prest Choice for safer society offered - Reconciliation rather than just punishment   The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg helped celebrate RJ week at a kick-off event for community and … [Read more...]