More jails or more community…

Sept 25, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) Carceral expansion and organizations that serve the criminalized Justin Piché has noted a fair amount of … [Read more...]

The precariat…

Dec 29, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The precariat, populism and robots: is basic income a political imperative? Standing, a University of London researcher, offers a question about the need to re-frame the current assumptions around … [Read more...]

SCC appointees…

Aug 2, 2016 Globe and Mail – Stephen Chase Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices The Liberal government thinks the way we appointment members of the SCC is too partisan and unaccountable.  Starting with the replacement … [Read more...]

Jail time?

March 25, 2016 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judge suspends cocaine trafficking sentence for indigenous man Robert McGill, 40, was convicted of trafficking with a third of a kilogram of cocaine worth about $15,000.  But he is also Aboriginal and … [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...]

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...]

Canada’s Aboriginal women…

    Jan 23, 2014 – Reuters Canada - Andrea Hopkins Canadian police fail to protect female Aboriginals: report  A US based human rights group – The Organization of American States – has issued a report, two years in the making, … [Read more...]

Slain child’s mom and C-54

 June 25, 2013  CBC News (Hamilton, ON) Denise Davy Slain child's mom against tougher laws for mentally ill offenders  Sixteen years ago, Lori Triano-Antidormi’s two and a half year old toddler , Zachary,  was stabbed 12 times by a deranged … [Read more...]

Study explores mental health programs for Arctic criminal courts

April 3, 2013  Queen’s University - Sharday Mosurinjohn Exploring Mental Health & Criminal Justice in the Canadian Arctic Priscilla Ferrazzi's research (see www.NunavutMentalHealthCourts.wordpress.com ) examines how the underlying … [Read more...]