Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

RJ is smarter…

Nov 24, 2016 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 23, 2016) Smarter approach to justice could help with crisis of court delays In Nova Scotia now both adults and minors can pursue a restorative justice approach to resolving conflicts with the law or … [Read more...]

Ugly legacy…

    Nov. 19, 2015 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 18, 2015) Trudeau begins to reverse Harper’s ugly legacy of over-reaching legislation The editorial commends the Trudeau government for the speed with which it is addressing Canadian law … [Read more...]

1 in 200…

    June 12, 2015 (Ed note:  In the June 2, 2015 issue of communiqué in an article entitled “Mandela rules” the intro confused the Penal Reform International and the Prison Reform Trust.  It was in fact, Penal Reform International, whose … [Read more...]

Silence less than golden…

     June 9, 2015 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson MPs new sexual harassment policy still keeps bad behaviour in the dark Canada is closer to becoming one of the first countries in the world to have a policy for sexual harassment between … [Read more...]

Parliamentary oversight…

    May 19, 2015  Toronto Star:  Grant Mitchell, Roméo Dallaire and Hugh Segal Canada’s national security agencies need parliamentary oversight - In this era of enormous complexity and ambiguity, the need for oversight on intelligence … [Read more...]

Significant damages…

     May 12, 2015 Public Services Foundation of Canada Crisis in Correctional Services: Overcrowding and inmates with mental health problems in provincial correctional facilities This is a 63 page downloadable pdf describing the consequences … [Read more...]

Hate crimes…

    May 11, 2015  CBC News – Neil MacDonald Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel - Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans  In a startling disclosure, the federal government … [Read more...]

Violence in Youth Centre

  June 26, 2014  Toronto Star – Patty Winsa Self-defence training, protective equipment ordered for youth jail guards after attacks, union says  The Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton has had several recent incidents of violence in which … [Read more...]