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...]

Young and old income gap…

  Sept. 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Dana Flavelle Income gap grows between young and old: Report   The Conference Board of Canada says that income gaps are appearing between rich and poor but now more so between young and old.  Three decades … [Read more...]

Immigrant to gang life…

  Sept 16, 2014  Globe and Mail – Allan Maki Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth   A refugee from Vietnam, Hieu Ngo walks through the gang infested parts of Calgary hoping to be stopped by youth proclaiming a … [Read more...]

Policing…

  Sept. 8, 2014  Toronto Star – Graham Slaughter Lives of Ontario LGBT cops revealed in new study   Joe Couto works for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as the director of government relations and communications.  The thesis for … [Read more...]

Parole and victims…

 Sept. 4, 2014  Globe and Mail – Editorial (Aug. 31, 2014) Reducing parole is not a crime-reduction strategy  The editorial recognizes that the Fairness for Victims Act (Bill C-479) is riddled with problems, many deriving from the lack of … [Read more...]

No place at the table…

  Aug 27, 2014  CBC News Analysis Peter MacKay's justice roundtables didn't set a place for sex workers   The Justice Minister has been criss-crossing Canada to consult Canadians on justice issues.  It appears that the agenda and the list of … [Read more...]