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...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

A Gift Exchanged…

April 13, 2017 CBC News – The Canadian Press Malala Yousafzai's full speech to Parliament - 'Education for girls can transform communities, countries and our world,' Nobel laureate says in address Canada’s sixth and youngest ever Honorary … [Read more...]

Drugged driving…

Oct 24, 2016 Globe and Mail – Peter McKnight Drugged driving: Shaky science and uncertain laws McKnight reviews some of the struggles still unfolding about the problem with marijuana use and impaired driving.  At this point tests for the … [Read more...]

Policing with technology…

May 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall To serve, protect, watch and predict… Under the broad banner of innovation, this article invites us to consider what the future of policing will look like if we apply effective use of technology.  … [Read more...]

Creating a prison crisis…

    Oct. 5, 2015  Toronto Star – Catherine Latimer How we created a Canadian prison crisis - A decade of ‘tough on crime’ policies has left our prisons in chaos and our international reputation as a just nation in tatters  Latimer … [Read more...]

For the record…

    April 15, 2015  Toronto Star Four ways the Supreme Court has battled the Conservatives on crime The failure of federal legislation to meet the test of the Charter of Rights continues.  Here, the STAR lists the rejections from the SCC on … [Read more...]

Oversight…

    Feb 3, 2015 (Ed note: Marion Lane’s blog in the last communiqué made reference to an editorial in the Globe and Mail without specifying the date of the editorial.  It was, in fact published Dec. 29, 2014, in the context of the Bill Cosby … [Read more...]

Talk of terrorism…

  Jan 22, 2015  Canada.com – Douglas Quan, Postmedia News Canadian law professors warn against criminalizing online glorification of terrorism  Two Law professors - Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa and Kent Roach of the University … [Read more...]

Equal…

  Sept 26, 2014  Toronto Star – Carol Goar Parliament finally debates slain aboriginal women -   New Democrats force a parliamentary debate on murdered aboriginal women, with revealing results.  Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was … [Read more...]