RJ’s potential…

May 7, 2018 Policy Options – Jennifer Llewellyn Restorative justice has more to offer than just diverting people from the criminal justice system. It’s a powerful way of thinking that can reshape justice. Llewellyn is a professor and a prime … [Read more...]

Who counts the dead?

Oct. 6, 2017 Ottawa Citizen = David Reevely Ontario's jails can't even count their dead, review finds Former federal correctional investigator Howard Sapers, now an advisor to Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services, has a new version of the old … [Read more...]

Full Body scanners…

May 2, 2016 Ontario Government Ministry of Social and Correctional Services - Minister Yasir Naqvi Full-body Scanners to be installed in all Adult Correctional Facilities In the middle of some terrible conditions and continual disruptions, … [Read more...]

Health deficiencies in jails…

April 20, 2016 John Howard Society of Ontario Fractured Care: Public Health Opportunities in Ontario’s Correctional Institutes    JHS has a new report insisting that the health care crisis currently flooding through Ontario’s provincial … [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...]


    Dec 11, 2015  CBC News – Chris Hall MMIW inquiry: 'This is not an indigenous problem, this is a Canadian problem' - Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu confident this aboriginal inquiry will be different  The scope and context of the … [Read more...]

“Life means life”

    Aug 19, 2015 Canadian Press Harper says he’ll resurrect ‘life means life’ legislation One of the bills already promised but allowed to die on the order paper, Stephen Harper has resurrected the “life means life” bill in the … [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...]


    June 5, 2015 New York Times – Op Ed Edward Snowden (June 5, 2015) Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance Snowden is celebrating “the power of an informed public” in what he views as a triumph for democracy when the people … [Read more...]