Civil justice…

Sept 7, 2017 Globe and Mail - Allison Speigel Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken Speigel is a commercial litigator who thinks that the current status of civil law – an international ranking of 112 out of 190 countries … [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...]

The law and vengeance…

    Jan 28, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Opposition MPs skeptical of life-in-jail plan In 2013 the federal government’s throne speech suggested they would introduce legislation to end parole for certain types of sexual assault … [Read more...]

Getting it right…

  Sept 2, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Fairness for Victims Act faces major constitutional problem  There are a number of problems with the bill but the biggest one is likely the constitutionality of making new punishment retroactively … [Read more...]

SK mental health court…

 Nov. 18, 2013  Star Phoenix (Regina, SK) – Hannah Spray Court docket focuses on mental health issues The article announces the first sitting of a court for mental health issues today in Saskatoon.  The court will meet twice each month with a … [Read more...]

The tides of justice?

 July 27, 2013  MacLean’s – Ken MacQueen A closer look at falling crime statistics   MacQueen writes that the costs of policing are skyrocketing while the crime levels fall but that in spite of the contradiction and in spite of the … [Read more...]

Crime highest in Nunavut

 March 23, 2013  Nunatsiak-on-line Report shows Nunavut’s high violence crime rates stretch court resources - Number of cases, judges, sittings continue to increase A review of crime and court activity from 2000 – 2012 called … [Read more...]

RJ standards

March 10, 2013  Restorative Justice Council (UK) New Restorative Service Standards and Restorative Service Quality Mark – Consultation launched The Council has published a series of three documents asking for commentary on a draft consultation … [Read more...]

The Warden and the NPB

 January 17, 2013 Canada.com - Christie Blatchford Warden goes against parole board, grants temporary absence to convicted murderer The decision by a CSC warden to give a lifer a temporary absence in spite of a National Parole Board decision not … [Read more...]

Stats and lies?

December 7, 2012 Prince George Free Press (BC) – DeLynda Pilon City still atop Maclean's crime ranking With only one murder in 2011, here’s the scoop on how to get to the title MacLean’s most crime infested city in Canada! You have to master … [Read more...]