Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

FASD & holes…

Sept 5, 2016  The Tyee – Katie Hyslop In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services This is a two part series on the role that housing and FASD, among other social problems, plays in the life of an … [Read more...]

Absurdly punitive…

May 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Editorial (May 13, 2016) Undo Harper’s punitive pardon policy As the Liberal government begins an assessment of the changes brought under the Conservative tough-on-crime laws, issues involved the practices … [Read more...]

Full Body scanners…

May 2, 2016 Ontario Government Ministry of Social and Correctional Services - Minister Yasir Naqvi Full-body Scanners to be installed in all Adult Correctional Facilities In the middle of some terrible conditions and continual disruptions, … [Read more...]

Jail time?

March 25, 2016 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judge suspends cocaine trafficking sentence for indigenous man Robert McGill, 40, was convicted of trafficking with a third of a kilogram of cocaine worth about $15,000.  But he is also Aboriginal and … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi’s lesson…

March 29, 2016 GUTS Canada’s Feminist Magazine – Katie Toth After not guilty: On Sexual Assault and the Carceral State Toth explores with several prominent women the capacity of the justice system and the carceral solution to redress the … [Read more...]

Temporary vs permanent…

    Sept 3, 2015  Vancouver Sun – Tara Carman Canada favours temporary residents to permanent: report  - Former immigration minister Jason Kenney calls findings ‘complete rubbish’ Harsha Walia, a co-author of the report entitled Never … [Read more...]

Drawbacks in C-14…

    Aug. 24, 2015  CBC News (BC) – Jason Proctor Law that gives locations of mentally ill offenders questioned after B.C. man threatened The revelation of the location of a man convicted for murder and released under the … [Read more...]

Limits…

   Dec 17, 2014  Edmonton Journal – Editorial (Dec 16, 2014) Set limits on isolating prisoners  Last week Corrections Canada said that it would not limit the amount of time an inmate could spend in solitary confinement or segregation.  The … [Read more...]

Creating inequality…

  Sept 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved Blitz finds nearly half of companies with interns break law  Here’s a lesson on why there is a growing income gap.  A blitz by the provincial labour department in Ontario has revealed that … [Read more...]