Timely intervention…

July 11, 2018 CBC News - Kevin Dougherty Quebec investing in 'collaborative justice' program to resolve family conflicts - Quebec will spend $180,000 to expand a project to resolve family conflicts that reach 'crisis' level Robert Pidgeon, … [Read more...]

Quo vadis?

June 17, 2018  Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Dear soon-to-be-premier Ontario has a new premier-elect and everyone is wondering about what policies he will embrace over a multitude of issues.  Spratt, a Criminal Defence Counsel who … [Read more...]

Public shame vs silent appeal…

Feb. 28, 2018  CBC News - Vancouver lawyer Manjot Hallen and Toronto lawyer Sean Robichaud Was it wrong for Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould to tweet about the Boushie verdict? Two experts debate The separation of the different branches of government … [Read more...]

Motherisk…

Feb. 27, 2018 CBC News Discredited hair-testing program harmed vulnerable families across Ontario, report says - Commissioner issues 32 recommendations as 'steps toward ensuring that no family experience similar harm' These are days when forensic … [Read more...]

Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]

In Portugal…

Dec. 8, 2017 The Guardian (UK) - Susana Ferreira Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? The opioid crisis is full blown throughout North America.  We are confused about what to do; we have an anti-drug … [Read more...]

Who counts the dead?

Oct. 6, 2017 Ottawa Citizen = David Reevely Ontario's jails can't even count their dead, review finds Former federal correctional investigator Howard Sapers, now an advisor to Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services, has a new version of the old … [Read more...]

165,000 children…

June 29, 2017 Broadbent Institute – The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children The link is a petition that Canada comply immediately, and before this 150 Canada Day celebration, with the findings of the Canadian Human Rights … [Read more...]

Kids…

May 25, 2016 Prison Reform Trust (UK) Too many children in care ending up behind bars The link explores the correlation between prison and having been in care as children.  The disturbing fact is that in the UK one half of those children in … [Read more...]

Health deficiencies in jails…

April 20, 2016 John Howard Society of Ontario Fractured Care: Public Health Opportunities in Ontario’s Correctional Institutes    JHS has a new report insisting that the health care crisis currently flooding through Ontario’s provincial … [Read more...]