Reaching…

Dec. 8, 2021 Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Bradley, Irvin Waller City of Ottawa must budget for preventative approach to tackling violence - If done properly, evidence-based prevention can reduce serious crime dramatically in the next several years. … [Read more...]

Home…

Aug 27, 2021 Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Blue Door The Future of Men’s Supportive Housing in York Region: An Exploratory Study Blue Door of York Region has partnered with Homeless Hub to research two questions in chronic and episodic … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

May 4, 2021 CBC News - Inayat Singh 2020 already a particularly deadly year for people killed in police encounters, CBC research shows - CBC’s Deadly Force database looks at role of race, mental health in deaths This report dates from July 2020 … [Read more...]

Missing the mark…

April 29, 2021 Ontario Government Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities - New devices to help detect and prevent the use of cell phones within institutions What is noteworthy about this Ontario government … [Read more...]

Indigenous hunting rights…

April 24, 2021 Supreme Court of Canada – R vs Desautel - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that non-citizens and non-residents can claim an Aboriginal right under the Constitution. In what may be recognized as a significant and precedent … [Read more...]

Policing the virus…

April 22, 2021 CBC News – Adam Carter Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures The police have been stopping people and cars to inquire why persons are out in public.  Bridges into Ontario from … [Read more...]

Law gone wrong…

April 7, 2021  Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham An Ontario sex assault victim was just fined $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own identity. The case is as bad as it sounds, experts say Waterloo is one place in Canada that seems to be … [Read more...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]

Parting shot…

March 20, 2021 Huffington Post – Althia Raj Canada's Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last in International Rankings - Canada was chastised for ignoring its own legal requirement for periodic reviews of the effectiveness of its whistleblower … [Read more...]

MAID

Mar 12, 2021  Liberals, Bloc Quebecois join forces to pass revised assisted dying bill - MPs pass bill 180 to 149 with most Bloc, Liberal MPs in support The struggle in the House over the medical assist in dying has been focused recently on … [Read more...]