Misguided…

Oct 14, 2022 CTV – (BC) - Lisa Steacy Denying bail to reduce B.C. crime a 'dangerous' proposition: Canadian Civil Liberties Association The bail question has been a major part of the legal system’s reform efforts for some time.  Advocates … [Read more...]

Innocence…

Jan 20, 2022  The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Problem of ‘unjustified’ convictions raised as Appeal Court orders retrial in murder case: Lawyer The Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial that James Lockyer regrets.  He wanted a … [Read more...]

Who’s listening?

Jan 18, 2022 All night buses for housing The most recent deep cold in Toronto led to a warning declaration by the city and the use of city buses overnight for protection by some homeless people, where kindly bus drivers allowed, drawing attention … [Read more...]

Fixing…

Dec 10, 2020 Senate of Canada – Sponsor Senator Kim Pate S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Independence of the judiciary) The bill has already passed first reading and the second reading is scheduled to start today.  The Bill aims at … [Read more...]

Remedy…

Dec 7, 2020  Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock No system in place to inform Ottawa police officers if judge rules they've violated someone's charter rights: court - "How are officers to learn and uphold charter-protected rights without a system in … [Read more...]

Fighting giants…

Nov. 30, 2020  On fighting giants and other evils… Churchill was once attributed with the remark that one can judge the quality of the civilization you have by the way you treat the country’s prisoners.  The present struggle between the … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Digital bail…

July 20, 2019 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham Soon, intelligent machines could help decide whether to keep people in jail. It’s time to prepare Justice reformers all recognize that bail is a major issue in fairness in the legal system.  It is … [Read more...]