Polarization…

Mar 24, 2022 Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) - 50th anniversary Democracy under threat? Polarization and public policy in Canada - IRPP 50th Anniversary event series: What should be on Canada’s policy radar? IRPP is inviting … [Read more...]

Second chance…

Feb 10, 2022 CBC News In 13th day of protest, police warn of arrests, charges for those blocking streets - City of Ottawa also increases fines for noise, idling, fires to $1,000 One inevitable reaction of an annoyed public is why it is taking 13 … [Read more...]

Judges to rule…

Aug 24, 2021 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rules to consider history of racism, marginalization in cases For some time now, Canada has had the Gladue ruling requiring judges to consider the personal and cultural … [Read more...]

Mandatories, again…

Jan 17, 2021 CBC News – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing The Supreme Court “has agreed to review an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found the Criminal Code provisions violated the charter because of … [Read more...]

A different Gladue

Sept 15, 2020 Lawyer’s Daily: Luis Millán   Gladue principles may apply to homeless people, rules Quebec Court of Appeal “In a decision welcomed by criminal lawyers, the Quebec Court of Appeal seems to have opened the door for the principle … [Read more...]

The dark side…

July 26, 2019  Perilous Chronicle.com Hunger Strike at Edmonton Remand Centre, Alberta  The hunger strike at the new Edmonton Remand Center may offer more than just a piece of news about discontent in prison.  The additional flavour is … [Read more...]

Lifers…

May 30, 2019 St. Leonard’s Society of Canada Life(r)’s Work: Developing a Modernized Strategy for Life-Sentenced People in Canada Known for its attention to issues around lifers (one in four inmates in Canada), this group has a strategy for … [Read more...]

Abused in jail…

Feb 28, 2019 CBC News – Samantha Craggs Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests This report supplements a truth etching its way in the US penology literature: namely that a considerable number of incarcerated … [Read more...]

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...]