Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]

Compassion

Dec 26, 2017 From Prison Reform Movement (US): And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Globe and Mail … [Read more...]

Police and human rights…

Dec 3, 2017 National Post - Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press Complaints of racial profiling, discrimination by Toronto police focus of human rights inquiry Ontario Human Rights Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane has announced an inquiry into racial … [Read more...]

“He shouldn’t have died like this…”

Oct 15, 2017 Toronto Star - Fatima Syed ‘My beautiful son is dead’: Family still searching for answers after Whitby man’s 2016 death in prison Barely a week after the release of a report from Howard Sapers on the state of Corrections in … [Read more...]

Alternatives…

Sept 27, 2017 Fordham Law News (US) – John Pfaff A Better Approach to Violent Crime Pfaff begins his commentary with the frightful enumeration of the current mass incarceration circumstances.  The US imprisonment rate is 370% higher than the UK … [Read more...]

Right at home…

Sept 21, 2017 Homelesshub.ca – A Way Home Canada and Canadian Observatory on Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz; Erin Dej; Tim Richter; Melanie Redman A Policy Brief – The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 Many in advocacy for social justice are … [Read more...]

Abuse causes imprisonment…

Sept 17, 2017 Common Dreams (US) – Sarah Lazare Locked Up for Surviving: The Untold Story of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline - New study concludes that a history of abuse is not just a predictor of future incarceration—it is a cause This … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

Pot a benefit?

May 31, 2017 CBC News – Solomon Israel Could medical marijuana be your next employee health benefit? This giant leap from “low-hanging fruits” to inclusion of medical marijuana as part of the employee’s benefit package is not so bizarre.  … [Read more...]