Transforming CJS

Dec 12, 2017  Transforming the Criminal Justice System The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous … [Read more...]

Abuse causes imprisonment…

Sept 17, 2017 Common Dreams (US) – Sarah Lazare Locked Up for Surviving: The Untold Story of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline - New study concludes that a history of abuse is not just a predictor of future incarceration—it is a cause This … [Read more...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

More on delay…

June 15, 2017 National Post - Christie Blatchford  Senate report on court delays gets at big truths about criminal justice system The Senate has just finished and published its review of the court delays.  The Supreme Court case of R vs Jordan … [Read more...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]

Sidewalks…

Feb 24, 2017 Homeless Hub Blogger – Ambar Aleman Why do governments criminalize the homeless? There is an element which thinks that by creating a law you solve a problem.  Sleeping on the sidewalk is one such example.  A $50 fine against a … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

On line hate…

Jan 23, 2017 CBC News - Marketplace Canadians appear to be more hateful online. Here's what you can do about it - Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600 per cent over last year The internet appears to offer … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

Torture and C-51…

Dec 8, 2016  Globe and Mail – Colin Freeze Trump’s torture view may change secrets sharing with Canada: spy watchdog executive Here’s a twist on the usual C-51 discussion about Five Eyes intelligence sharing, more specifically … [Read more...]