A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [Read more...]

3 D’s…

April 21, 2017 Blogger and retired Judge Marion Lane Three Ds to Reduce Delay in the Criminal Courts The Minister of Justice is meeting with the provinces next week to tackle the issue of delays in the criminal courts.  Judge Lane has three … [Read more...]

25 cent call?

April 7, 2017 Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia prisoners start online petition against ‘excessive’ prison call charges Prisoners of North East Nova is the name of a group of provincial inmates in Nova Scotia trying the do something about … [Read more...]

Four years max…

Mar 30, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Federal Court orders public safety minister to make decision in immigration case - Chief justice rejects argument minister is too busy to make decisions on sensitive cases Chief Justice Paul Crampton of … [Read more...]

Sidewalks…

Feb 24, 2017 Homeless Hub Blogger – Ambar Aleman Why do governments criminalize the homeless? There is an element which thinks that by creating a law you solve a problem.  Sleeping on the sidewalk is one such example.  A $50 fine against a … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]

Leaving behind…

Nov 22, 2016 Tyee – Stefania Seccia, Megaphone Magazine Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought Here’s some startling news about Canada’s homeless youth and the age for their becoming homeless.  The latest survey, conducted in all … [Read more...]

Remembering stress…

Nov 10, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press The anxiety and stress Remembrance Day holds for many damaged soldiers Retired general Romeo Dallaire has announced his intention to resign from the senate as well but first … [Read more...]