Legal side…

May 23, 2020 Global News – Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell The terrorism confronting Canada: Unsophisticated and frustratingly effective Bell and Russell are suggesting, an illustrating with examples, that while we have paid almost exclusive … [Read more...]

Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Connections…

May 8, 2020 Policy Options – Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher The Intimate Connection between Mass Shootings and Violence against Women - The Nova Scotia attacks began with domestic violence. It fits a pattern that police, policy-makers and … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

A better way…

April 15, 2020   Toronto Star – Louise Montsebraaten Ottawa is handing out $2,000 cheques to out-of-work Canadians. Could a basic income be next? The Coronavirus if nothing else has highlighted many social concerns that provided some … [Read more...]

Prisons endanger us all…

April 10, 2020  Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada Go to the link to get a summary document on the number of inmates and prison staff who have gotten Coronavirus to date.  The chart has been prepared by Justin … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

Grim picture…

Dec 12, 2019 CBC News - Sofia Rodriguez Auditor General paints grim picture of Ontario's jails Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is painting a picture of the Ontario jails that sums up critics’ concerns for some time now: Over-crowding, … [Read more...]

Poor, to still poor…

Aug 6, 2018 CBC News – Mark Gollam Ford government ditched basic income pilot project before any data landed, researcher says The basic income project was a pilot study set up in April 2017 by the previous Liberal government to test the … [Read more...]

Travesty…

Jan 8, 2018 Toronto Star – Vicky Mochama Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty The number of women incarcerated is growing at alarming rates, especially Indigenous women (37% over the last ten years without crime rate … [Read more...]