Reconciliation is harder…

Nov 9, 2017 Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives – Senator Murray Sinclair The truth is hard. Reconciliation is harder. The link is a 50 minute and powerful speech by Sinclair celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the CCPA BC office.  The … [Read more...]

Way more than 1,200…

Mar 1, 2017 National Post – Kristy Kirkup Number of missing, murdered indigenous women ‘way bigger than 1,200,’ minister says In mid-February, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reflected on the experiences of the initial work of … [Read more...]

On line hate…

Jan 23, 2017 CBC News - Marketplace Canadians appear to be more hateful online. Here's what you can do about it - Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600 per cent over last year The internet appears to offer … [Read more...]

UK prisons…

Nov 30, 2016 Ministry of Justice (UK) – Prison Reform Trust Prison Safety and Reform November 2016 The original report came out in early November and is available at … [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...]

FASD & holes…

Sept 5, 2016  The Tyee – Katie Hyslop In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services This is a two part series on the role that housing and FASD, among other social problems, plays in the life of an … [Read more...]

The Conservative footprint…

    Oct. 20, 2015  Canadian Press Will Harper’s conservative footprint endure, or soon be washed away? Harper was clear.  He wanted to change the face of Canada and for a decade many of Canada’s cherished social programs, institutions and … [Read more...]

Breaking badge…

    Sept 21, 2015 Toronto Star – Jayme Poisson and Jesse McLean Breaking Badge – A four part series The series brings to light the frequency and types of misbehaviour by police officers and the apparent double standard applied to them under … [Read more...]

Parole, as it should work…

    May 13, 2015 Canadian Press – Chris Purdy Full parole for man convicted in Mayerthorpe RCMP shooting deaths The practice of parole around certain cases always seems to generate heat but little understanding of the rationale and practice … [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...]