Why? Said the Judge…

Aug 15, 2017 Toronto Star – Brendan Kennedy ‘Why is this man in prison?’, judge asks government lawyer in immigration detention case This is an odd question but one which flows from the ability of the Immigration Department / CBSA to hold in … [Read more...]

MMIW resignations…

July 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Tanya Talaga Executive director of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls inquiry resigns As further proof of the tensions and problems confronting the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women inquiry, the … [Read more...]

Canadian, eh?

June 18, 2017   National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) Press Release Preclearance agreement trumps protection of travelers from Canada to U.S. Yesterday’s communiqué noted several House of Commons bills anticipated before the summer … [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...]

National strategy…

June 6, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Amid pressure, officials draft national solitary confinement strategy British Columbia’s prisons director, Stephanie Macpherson, has announced without further comment that the federal government and … [Read more...]

All victims…

May 26, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine constitutionality of victim surcharges The Harper government introduced the mandatory victim surcharge on any conviction and sentencing.  Intended to fund victim services, … [Read more...]

Turmoil…

May 21, 2017  CBC News – Laura Lynch Agency that oversees immigration consultants appears to be in turmoil - Resignations, infighting and harsh criticism from MPs and lawyers beset the 6-year-old council The ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of … [Read more...]

Cultural Appropriation…

May 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Denise Balkissoon Can mainstream journalism survive identity politics? The question of culture appropriation has flared up in Canada with the resignation of two prominent journalists: Desmond Cole, formerly of the … [Read more...]

“Free, prior and informed consent…”

April 26, 2917 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People has a clause that requires governments to obtain consent for any decision that … [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...]