Driving grass…

Sept 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Ontario plans tougher penalties for drug-impaired drivers The feds have already announced the intent to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from the current .08 to .05, making the .05 a criminal … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [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...]

Forthright speaking…

Mar 22, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial (Mar 22, 2017) Let families of murdered and missing indigenous women speak The editorial is re-acting to the revelation that the data bank of MMIW for the Inquiry has a bare 92 names, well short of the … [Read more...]

A hateful Canada?

Mar 6, 2017 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier After introducing a motion condemning Islamophobia, she received thousands of disturbing messages Motion 103 is not a piece of legislation.  It is simply a motion supporting a stance against all sorts … [Read more...]

How much hate?

Feb 20, 2017 National Newswatch – Terry Pedwell Canadians voice support for Muslims amid ‘hatred’ unleashed on Liberal MPs Heritage Minister Melanie Joly who this week fronted the Liberal support for Motion 103 which rejects Islamophobia got … [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...]

Conservatives and Islamophobia…

Oct 6, 2016 Huffington Post – Althia Raj Tory MPs Oppose NDP Motion Condemning All Forms of Islamophobia The NDP’s Tom Mulcair proposed a motion in the House rejecting all sorts of Islamophobia, expecting unanimous consent but a handful of … [Read more...]

School and RJ…

Sept 6, 2016 Vancouver Sun – Tracy Sherlock B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom The article offers some insight into the potential of an RJ approach to set lacking connections that result in mis-behaviour in … [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...]