Youth solitary…

May 2, 2018 CBC News - Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement Advocates have made some inroads into the use of solitary … [Read more...]

When the law fails? …

Feb 13, 2018  Senator Murray Sinclair on the Boushie affair: "I grieve for the youth who now see no hope, and whose hunger for justice gives rise to anger.  I grieve for the children whose lives now have one more jeopardy.  I may grieve for some … [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...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Extradition to China?

March 29, 2017 Globe and Mail – Nathan VanderKlippe China to Canada: Don’t follow Australia’s lead on extradition treaty Australia said “No!” and China then urged Canada not to follow the Australian lead.  The extradition question has … [Read more...]

No life for a child…

Sept 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Immigration detention 'profoundly harmful' to children: U of T study There are an average of 242 children each year locked down in immigration detention in Canada.  The children live with their mother … [Read more...]

Corrosive justice

 May 9, 2013   Toronto Star – Editorial (May 8, 2013) Ontario judge blasts Harper government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda: Editorial Judge Melvyn Green’s article in the Criminal Lawyers Association Journal has prompted the Star to endorse … [Read more...]

Practical solutions from CCPA

     February 7, 2013 Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives - Kirsten Bernas and Blair Hamilton Creating opportunities with green jobs:  the story of BUILD and BEEP These two projects come out of Manitoba and hail the ability of social … [Read more...]