6 years…

Sept 20, 2017 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Police tribunal puts spotlight on Black teen’s interaction with officer in cruiser Justice, even inquiry, seems to come slowly for some.  This case dates from November 2011 in which a group of four … [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...]

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...]

Alcohol and youth…

Nov 19, 2016 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Alcohol and youth offending:   Alcohol in the System: Report -  An examination of alcohol and youth offending in London The report is a 12 month study of London youth implicated in the criminal justice … [Read more...]

Lifeline…

Oct. 5, 2016 National Association of Parole Executives (US) -   R.E. “Bob” Brown A Beacon of Hope – Sunny Ways: Life sentenced Offenders R.E. “Bob” Brown is a retired district parole supervisor in BC and offers us a scholarly pass … [Read more...]

“Anti-Canadian values…”

Sept 2, 2016 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith Leitch asks whether Ottawa should screen immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian values’ In the context of vetting the candidates for the Conservative party leadership in Saskatoon, Candidate Leitch, … [Read more...]

Policing with technology…

May 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall To serve, protect, watch and predict… Under the broad banner of innovation, this article invites us to consider what the future of policing will look like if we apply effective use of technology.  … [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...]

Enough meanness…

    Aug 6, 2015  Toronto Star – Thomas Axworthy A referendum on Stephen Harper and his meaner Canada   Axworthy, a senior fellow at Global Affairs at the Munk School of UofT , offers an analysis of the Harper years as an effort to … [Read more...]

Branches of government…

     July 9, 2015 LawNow - Lorraine Snyder and Dustin Martin Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government The article is a good primer for legal lay people witnessing the current tensions between the PMO and … [Read more...]