RCMP in distress…

July 12, 2020 MacLean’s – Stephen Maher The RCMP is broken - The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present In the light of the events of the recent killings … [Read more...]

Short sentencing…

June 27, 2020 Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Twelfth National Symposium Held in January 24-25, 2020 in Montreal, QC, the final report is now available.  The report is entitled National Criminal Justice Symposium 2020 - Alternatives to … [Read more...]

When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Defunding punishment…

June 22, 2020  Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham If we defund the police, will we need fewer jails and prisons? As the demand for defunding police gets louder, critics are also wondering about defunding prisons and what the net gain may be for other … [Read more...]

Go gently…

June 16, 2020 Globe and Mail - Genesee Keevil Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace Here’s an article that may inject some fresh thinking into the notion of community policing.  Four … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

June 7, 2020 CBC News – Shane McGee Indigenous woman killed by Edmundston, N.B., police during wellness check A 26 year Indigenous woman, Chantel Moore was shot and killed by an Edmundston police officer shortly after moving from BC to be near … [Read more...]