Ask an expert…

Dec. 6, 2017 CBC News – Kelly Malone 'They have a lot to teach us': Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal - Journal of Prisoners on Prisons gives more than 50 inmates a voice on justice reform Want the real scoop?  Ask those who … [Read more...]

25 cent call?

April 7, 2017 Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia prisoners start online petition against ‘excessive’ prison call charges Prisoners of North East Nova is the name of a group of provincial inmates in Nova Scotia trying the do something about … [Read more...]

Taxes and hunger…

June 10, 2016 Huffington Post - Althia Raj Tory MP Ted Falk: Liberals Put Themselves Ahead Of Charities By Killing Tax Bill Conservative Ted Falk had introduced Bill 209 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Charitable gifts) but the Liberal … [Read more...]

Senate teeth?

April 17, 2016  National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Senators who fear assisted dying law violates charter willing to amend, kill it After so long talking about the weakness of the Senate, here’s a twist.  Bryden is reporting … [Read more...]

Who’s in, who’s out…

    Oct. 9, 2015 CTV News PMO sought political gain in prioritizing certain Syrian refugees: sources Shia and Sunni Muslims need not apply!  This startling message comes from the revelation that Stephen Harper is directing the choice of who is … [Read more...]

RCMP resources…

     Aug 31, 2015  CBC News - Dean Beeby RCMP database on missing persons is overdue, over budget - Harper government promise of national database for unidentified remains stalled 5 years later There has been a long standing debate about … [Read more...]

A silent scream…

Canada Day Special – Farhat Rehman, Moms Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) - Ottawa (Ed Note: Smart Justice is grateful to Farhat for her courage and for exposing her suffering to us and for us.  The greatest gift of stories like Farhat’s is that … [Read more...]

LWOP in limbo…

    June 1, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Tories' life-without-parole bill in limbo Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is telling media that Bill C-53, the bill that increases the sentencing for certain types of murder, also known … [Read more...]

Prison radicalization…

   Jan 17, 2014  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Radicalization of prisoners discussed at Canadian roundtable - Canada quietly hosted international summit on extremist inmates   Corrections Canada hosted this conference last week, one of the … [Read more...]

Limits…

   Dec 17, 2014  Edmonton Journal – Editorial (Dec 16, 2014) Set limits on isolating prisoners  Last week Corrections Canada said that it would not limit the amount of time an inmate could spend in solitary confinement or segregation.  The … [Read more...]