More women in jail…

May 23, 2018  (Ed note: The last edition of communiqué contained a reference and commentary on the Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) of Ottawa.  Some of the MOMS involved in the discussions around the plan to rebuild the Ottawa Carleton … [Read more...]

But to do it…

May 14, 2018 Policy Options - Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, Cheryl Webster Learning from our success in reducing youth imprisonment:  Canada’s success in reducing youth imprisonment in the last two decades is evidence that reform of the justice … [Read more...]

Youth sex for sale…

May 11, 2018 Homeless Hub – Debra Schilling Wolfe; Johanna K.P. Greeson; Sarah Wasch; Daniel Treglia Human Trafficking Prevalence and Child Welfare Risk Factors among Homeless Youth: A Multi-City Study Sponsored by Covenant House International, … [Read more...]

RJ’s potential…

May 7, 2018 Policy Options – Jennifer Llewellyn Restorative justice has more to offer than just diverting people from the criminal justice system. It’s a powerful way of thinking that can reshape justice. Llewellyn is a professor and a prime … [Read more...]

Charity in need…

April 20, 2018 CBC News – Dean Beeby Charities 'worried' after meeting with Morneau on 'political activity' law - Environmental charities press Morneau to implement changes to law restricting political activities As part of their election … [Read more...]

Simplifiers…

April 17, 2018 National Newswatch - Glen Pearson The “Terrible Simplifiers” This is a reflection piece on the current state of political turmoil in Canada and elsewhere.  It is a worthy thought because Pearson attempts to create a holistic … [Read more...]

Political law schools?

April 3, 3018 Globe and Mail – Lisa Kelly and Lisa Kerr Yes, law schools must be political The recent court rulings on the death of Colton Boushie and Tina Fontaine have resurrected the issue of the purpose for a law school according to Kelly … [Read more...]

Guns in Canada…

Mar 14, 2018 Globe and Mail - Laura Stone  Andrew Scheer’s gun policies include firearms ombudsman, taking power from RCMP The Conservative Leader thinks that Canada needs an ombudsman for firearms and that the responsibility for classifying … [Read more...]

Public shame vs silent appeal…

Feb. 28, 2018  CBC News - Vancouver lawyer Manjot Hallen and Toronto lawyer Sean Robichaud Was it wrong for Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould to tweet about the Boushie verdict? Two experts debate The separation of the different branches of government … [Read more...]

Double whammy…

Feb 26, 2018 CBC News – David Milward Justice denied for Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie: How their cases illustrate racism in Canadian courts A second not guilty verdict in the murder of an Indigenous person does little to reassure Canada’s … [Read more...]