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...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]

A crack for light…

Sept 28, 2020 CBC News Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism in justice system Details are scarce at this point but Premier Stephen McNeil has apologised to Nova Scotians   and acknowledged that the legal system “has … [Read more...]

No killing…

July 13, 2020  Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Canada’s largest Indigenous police force has never shot anyone dead The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is 26 years old with currently 203 officers (60% Indigenous) and policing 34,000 people over … [Read more...]

White Privilege…

July 6, 2010 Go to:  https://twitter.com/WordsOnIce/status/1279512867713306624/photo/1 Toronto Star – Douglas Kwan He was fatally injured in police custody. Can a watchdog get ‘justice’ for this family? Why some say Canada’s oversight … [Read more...]

Guns…

Feb 13, 2020 iPolitics – Tim Naumetz Trudeau statement on Canadian gun law sparks Conservative outrage in Commons Political posturing by both Liberal and Conservative governments has now taken over the issues around gun control.  Prompted by … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

More subtle punishment…

Dec 20, 2019 The Marshall Project (US) – Beatrix Lockwood and Nicole Lewis The Long Journey to Visit a Family Member in Prison - Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch. This article marks a link to the … [Read more...]

Soul Search…

Oct. 30, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Kelly Egan The Montsion trial won't give us the collective soul search we need The trial of Const. Daniel Montsion, charged with manslaughter and assault, for the death of Abdirahman Abdi in July 2016 has managed … [Read more...]