Timely intervention…

July 11, 2018 CBC News - Kevin Dougherty Quebec investing in 'collaborative justice' program to resolve family conflicts - Quebec will spend $180,000 to expand a project to resolve family conflicts that reach 'crisis' level Robert Pidgeon, … [Read more...]

Extradition to China?

March 29, 2017 Globe and Mail – Nathan VanderKlippe China to Canada: Don’t follow Australia’s lead on extradition treaty Australia said “No!” and China then urged Canada not to follow the Australian lead.  The extradition question has … [Read more...]

Pot: all around the circle…

Dec 14, 2016 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Don't hold your breath: fully legalized pot could still be years away - Legalizing pot is just the 1st step before the more complex task of regulating its use and sale Have you noticed foot-dragging and … [Read more...]

Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]

Metis, Non-Status…

April 15, 2016  National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility Canada’s Metis and non-status Indians – 665,000 in total - have long fallen into the cracks … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi – now what?

April 13, 2016 Policy Options – Blair Crew, Daphne Gilbert, Elizabeth Sheehy The Ghomeshi verdict: This is no time for complacency The commentary calls for follow-up to the Ghomeshi verdict and suggests a number of options available to … [Read more...]

Enough meanness…

    Aug 6, 2015  Toronto Star – Thomas Axworthy A referendum on Stephen Harper and his meaner Canada   Axworthy, a senior fellow at Global Affairs at the Munk School of UofT , offers an analysis of the Harper years as an effort to … [Read more...]

More jail time…

    Feb 13, 2015  National Newswatch – Canadian Press Harper plans to change repeat offender rules  Under current law, offenders serving a fixed sentence in Canada’s prison system are eligible after serving two thirds the sentence to … [Read more...]