Old wounds again…

Oct. 2, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Aedan Helmer Wounds 'fresh again' in Wilno as Basil Borutski murder trial begins in Ottawa This article fascinatingly and powerfully captures the poignant complexity of the way the criminal justice process works … [Read more...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

Absurdly punitive…

May 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Editorial (May 13, 2016) Undo Harper’s punitive pardon policy As the Liberal government begins an assessment of the changes brought under the Conservative tough-on-crime laws, issues involved the practices … [Read more...]

HR and compassion…

  Sept 6, 2015  Huffington Post / Human Rights Watch - Kenneth Roth The Refugee Crisis That Isn’t  The current furor around the refugee crisis in Europe is misplaced says Human Rights Watch.  In fact, there is a political crisis around … [Read more...]

Temporary vs permanent…

    Sept 3, 2015  Vancouver Sun – Tara Carman Canada favours temporary residents to permanent: report  - Former immigration minister Jason Kenney calls findings ‘complete rubbish’ Harsha Walia, a co-author of the report entitled Never … [Read more...]

Looking good, doing poorly…

    Aug 21, 2015 Ottawa Citizen - Lisa Kerr and Anthony N. Doob How the Conservatives have changed crime policy The article by these two fine experts – Kerr a Queen’s law professor and Doob an Emeritus criminologist at U of T - on … [Read more...]

Home grown…

    June 3, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (June 3, 2015) Truth and Reconciliation: Genocide or not, Canada authored this story The editorial invites the reader to play an imaginative game about a knock at the door and the end of family for … [Read more...]

Refugees and immigrants…

     April 18, 2015  OCASI (Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants) 30 Year Anniversary of the Singh Decision In 1985, the Singh decision of the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of refugees to fundamental justice.  … [Read more...]

Islamophobia on the rise…

    Mar 26, 2015  Toronto Star – Allan Woods Islam needs to reform or leave, says Canadian leader of PEGIDA movement  PEGIDA (the name is a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) has arrived in Canada, … [Read more...]