Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Drugged driving…

Oct 24, 2016 Globe and Mail – Peter McKnight Drugged driving: Shaky science and uncertain laws McKnight reviews some of the struggles still unfolding about the problem with marijuana use and impaired driving.  At this point tests for the … [Read more...]

Restitution to victims…

Oct 17, 2016 Victoria Times Colonist – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Justice minister expected to reveal plans for victim surcharge this week We have been living with mandatory victim surcharges for over three years now.  The surcharge practice … [Read more...]

Suicide contagion…

June 7, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Woodstock students stage walkout over ‘suicide contagion’ High school students in this small Ontario town close to London will walk out of classes today to protest the suicide of five students so … [Read more...]

UN Guidelines for solitary…

May 11, 2016 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Ontario ombudsman calls for end to long-term solitary confinement in jails Ombudsman Paul Dubé wants Ontario to endorse the UN guidelines on solitary confinement or segregation in its 27 prisons.  … [Read more...]

Rights of Indigenous People…

May 9, 2016  CBC News Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to make announcement in New York City on Monday The UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous … [Read more...]

Breathalyzer…

May 5, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – Editorial (May 3, 2016) Brampton drinking and driving ruling may have wide implications A Brampton, Ontario, judge has ruled that the breathalyzers, which measure blood alcohol levels and are used by police forces … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi’s lesson…

March 29, 2016 GUTS Canada’s Feminist Magazine – Katie Toth After not guilty: On Sexual Assault and the Carceral State Toth explores with several prominent women the capacity of the justice system and the carceral solution to redress the … [Read more...]

Daesh…

March 4, 2016 Toronto Star - Olivia Ward The Star now says ‘Daesh’ instead of ‘the Islamic State’ or ISIS For some time, journalist and politicians both have been struggling to separate the terrorists known as ISIL and the average Muslim … [Read more...]

US Update…

     Dec 17, 2015  The Sentencing Project (US) Are Judges or Prosecutors Driving Racial Disparity in Post-Booker Sentencing? Though the length of federal sentences have in fact decreased, the article wonders about the role of judges and … [Read more...]