The dark side…

July 26, 2019  Perilous Chronicle.com Hunger Strike at Edmonton Remand Centre, Alberta  The hunger strike at the new Edmonton Remand Center may offer more than just a piece of news about discontent in prison.  The additional flavour is … [Read more...]

Seeking refuge…

June 21, 2019 National Catholic Reporter / Global Sisters Report (US) Seeking Refuge The link is to a 49 page free e-book which draws on the resources of Catholic nuns working in the countries producing refugees and that are impacted by violence, … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge struck down…

Dec 15, 2018 Lawyer’s Daily (Canada) - LexisNexis Top court strikes down mandatory victim surcharge for imposing cruel and unusual punishment on poor “The Supreme Court has 7-2 struck down the mandatory victim surcharge enacted by the … [Read more...]

Poor, to still poor…

Aug 6, 2018 CBC News – Mark Gollam Ford government ditched basic income pilot project before any data landed, researcher says The basic income project was a pilot study set up in April 2017 by the previous Liberal government to test the … [Read more...]

‘Irregular’ migration…

May 28, 2018 Global TV News – Monique Scotti ‘We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration’: Hussen Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has delivered his strongest words yet on the border crossings prompted by the loss of permits in … [Read more...]

Mental health and police deaths…

April 6, 2018 CBC News - Katie Nicholson, Jacques Marcoux Most Canadians killed in police encounters since 2000 had mental health or substance abuse issues - More than 460 people have died in encounters with police in Canada since 2000 The … [Read more...]

RJ coming of age?

Mar 26, 2018 Department of Justice: (March 2018)   A Report on Provincial and Territorial Stakeholder Consultations What we heard - Transforming Canada's criminal justice system While not yet the policy of the federal government, this report … [Read more...]

Where to stand on guns?

Mar 18, 2018 CTV News - Don Martin Gun bill could become ammunition for the opposition Martin is anticipating a new piece of legislation next week on guns following the recent summit on guns and gangs.  The new legislation will out the purchase … [Read more...]

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April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read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