First responders…

Nov. 15, 2020 Toronto Star - Rachel Collier Health PEI ignores recommendation, adds police to mobile mental health units The decision in PEI marks a sharping of the focus for the composition of first response team when mental health is the primary … [Read more...]

Correctional Investigator Report…

Oct 29, 2020  2019-20 Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator of Canada Tabled in Parliament Report Shines Light on Sexual Coercion and Violence behind Bars     Full Report Go to:  … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Fix the taxes…

Sept 23, 2020 Policy Options – Senator Kim Pate A reform of taxes would make a guaranteed liveable income feasible:  Eliminating the web of financial programs and social assistance would offset the cost of a GLI, and a five percent hike in GST … [Read more...]

Better or worse…

Sept 13, 2020 National Post (Canada) - Marni Soupcoff A popular anti-racism tool isn't working, and might be making things worse As the crisis with police / community relations looks to solutions, Soupcoff says that the usual antiracist tool for … [Read more...]

A ketamine arrest…

Sept 2, 2020 CNN (US) - Sara Sidner and Julia Jones Two strangers, with the same first name, and a terrifying story about ketamine in policing Here is a cautionary tale for those crisis teams who recognize the role of medical personnel in response … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

Aug 28, 2020 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Federal, Ontario governments under fire for handling of solitary confinement Court rulings have found the solitary practices in Canada’s prisons unconstitutional but prison and human right advocates are … [Read more...]

Drug laws?

Aug 23, 2020 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Federal prosecutors told to avoid drug possession charges when possible in new directive - Charges should be sought only in 'most serious cases,' says director of public prosecutions The federal … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

Gladue still…

July 27, 2020 CBC News – Colin Perkel Law barring conditional sentences for some offences is unconstitutional, court rules The conflict is between the Gladue prescription that the court must consider the Indigenous circumstances before … [Read more...]