Jail suicides…

Nov 26, 2018 CBC News Coroner's inquest begins today into suicide of mentally ill man at OCDC A lot of prison issues coalesce when a coroner’s jury begins the process of examining why an inmate died in prison.  Cleve 'Cas' Geddes hanged himself … [Read more...]

Simplifiers…

April 17, 2018 National Newswatch - Glen Pearson The “Terrible Simplifiers” This is a reflection piece on the current state of political turmoil in Canada and elsewhere.  It is a worthy thought because Pearson attempts to create a holistic … [Read more...]

RJ coming of age?

Mar 26, 2018 Department of Justice: (March 2018)   A Report on Provincial and Territorial Stakeholder Consultations What we heard - Transforming Canada's criminal justice system While not yet the policy of the federal government, this report … [Read more...]

Love is reconciliation

Oct 23, 2017 Indigenous advocate Cindy Blackstock raises the bar for Canadians and pays tribute to Gord Downie: May he forever sing and dance among the stars reminding us all that love is reconciliation.  John Howard Society of Ontario Record … [Read more...]

Fake news 2.0…

May 28, 2017 Globe and Mail – Eddie Greenspon and Taylor Owen ‘Fake news 2.0’: A threat to Canada’s democracy The authors draw an interesting picture on both experience of “fake news” and the studies around what has happened to date.  … [Read more...]

Cyberwarriors…

June 23, 2016 CBC News - Murray Brewster Former CSIS head says Canada should have its own cyberwarriors - Documents show Forces are struggling to develop even a defensive cyber capability Richard Fadden, Canada’s former spy chief, says that … [Read more...]

Rights of Aboriginal kids…

    April 28, 2015  Toronto Star Editorial (April 28, 2015) First Nations kids deserve the same protection as others  Much controversy surrounded the decision of Ontario Justice Gethin Edward to allow Aboriginal tradition healing to replace … [Read more...]

Prison radicalization…

   Jan 17, 2014  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Radicalization of prisoners discussed at Canadian roundtable - Canada quietly hosted international summit on extremist inmates   Corrections Canada hosted this conference last week, one of the … [Read more...]

Children in detention

December 20, 2012 CBC News: Detention centres no place for migrant children, critics argue - Canada out of step with push to keep migrant children out of detention centres Many Canadians may be surprised to learn that the Canadian government does … [Read more...]