Charities regs…

Feb 11, 2021 Senator Ratna Omidvar Effective and Accountable Charities Act The legislation is S-222 from the Senate and is designed to update the current CRA provisions governing how charities can pursue their objectives.  Currently limited to … [Read more...]

Safer communities…

Feb 8, 2021 Choosing Real Safety: A historic declaration to divest from policing and prisons and build safer communities for all The link provides a declaration about what constitutes a safer community and the failed role of more policing, more … [Read more...]

Mandatories, again…

Jan 17, 2021 CBC News – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing The Supreme Court “has agreed to review an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found the Criminal Code provisions violated the charter because of … [Read more...]

Not in Canada…

Jan 13, 2021 Global News – Stewart Bell Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing The immediate and visceral reaction to the incitement of insurrection in the US has prompted consideration … [Read more...]

Crime as Political Distraction…

Jan 10, 2021 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Conservatives slam vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes some federal prisoners - Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says government has 'duty of care' to protect vulnerable inmates Who makes up a … [Read more...]

Trends…

Jan. 7, 2021 Policy Options – Andrew Parkin Ten Trends That Will Shape Events in 2021 - From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics’ public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues. Parkin does … [Read more...]

The interim…

Jan 4, 2021  (ED Note: Happy New Year to all.  Here is a collection, roughly by date, of note-worthy items during the holidays.  Regular newsletter back in next edition.) Globe and Mail – Patrick White Federal prisons flout law by keeping … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Welfare in Canada (2019) Report

Nov 20, 2020  Maytree Foundation – Welfare in Canada (2019) This annual report may prove helpful as Canada discusses how to remedy the loss of income and worsening threats of increasing poverty from covid.  There is both a province by province … [Read more...]

Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]