“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...]

More jails or more community…

Sept 25, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) Carceral expansion and organizations that serve the criminalized Justin Piché has noted a fair amount of … [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...]

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...]

800 delays…

Feb 16, 2017 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Lawyers want to toss hundreds of criminal cases for unreasonable delays The push back from defence lawyers is starting to reveal the number of cases impacted by the Jordan decision around the appropriate … [Read more...]

Lies…

Dec 16, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism Better known as Davos, this forum is preparing for its annual meeting next year with a series of three articles on world economic conditions and where they … [Read more...]

Risk mitigation and pre-emption…

Aug 24, 2016 Policy Options – Amarnath Amarasingam and Craig Forcese Radicalization and violence in Canada: The Aaron Driver case The authors are trying to provide some insight and clarity around what leads to radicalization and then in turn to … [Read more...]

Segregation and death…

July 9, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court justice, calls for end of segregation in prisons - Death of an inmate this week leaves former judge 'outraged' Again in the death of an inmate – Terry Baker - in a … [Read more...]

One mattress…

     May 27, 2015 CBC News Edmonton inmate stomped to death owed $287 LRT fine - Video of eight-minute attack entered as evidence Monday at fatality inquiry Rather than pay his fine, Barry Stewart choose to spend three days in the Edmonton … [Read more...]

Oversight…

    Feb 3, 2015 (Ed note: Marion Lane’s blog in the last communiqué made reference to an editorial in the Globe and Mail without specifying the date of the editorial.  It was, in fact published Dec. 29, 2014, in the context of the Bill Cosby … [Read more...]