Pot pardons…

June 24, 2019 CBC News - Kathleen Harris Canadians can soon get quick, free pot pardons - but pros expect modest uptake “Bill C-93, which waives the $631 fee and the five-to-10-year waiting period for pardon applications, received royal assent … [Read more...]

28, going on 18…

June 18, 2019 CBC News – Amina Zafar 'New 18 now is 28': How screens delay teens' emotional maturity The number of teens (13-17) who visited emergency wards in Ontario with self-harming causes has doubled from 2009-2917.  There is a similar … [Read more...]

Calls for Justice…

June 4, 2019 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women issues final report with sweeping calls for change "Each person has a role to play in order to combat violence against Indigenous women, girls and … [Read more...]

Who will answer…

April 12, 2019 Office of the Auditor General (Report 5, Sept 15, 2017) Preparing Women Offenders for Release—Correctional Service Canada This report is somewhat dated – almost two years now, covering 2014-2017– but still very helpful in … [Read more...]

Reparations…

Mar 14, 2019 Manchester Guardian (US Desk, UK) – Peter C. Baker In Chicago, reparations aren’t just an idea. They’re the law This is another striking long read from the Guardian; perhaps the story is too bold to be told by the US media.  … [Read more...]

Two sides of honor…

Mar 7, 2019 Toronto Star - Tanya Talaga The rightful honouring of Ed Metatawabin by a two-sided Canada Here is a rather pointed contrast and equally pointed explanation why there remains obstacles to the resolution of the Indigenous residential … [Read more...]

Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]

Impaired driving…

July 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Jim Coyle Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities Here’s distressing news about Canada from a US source.  Canada is highest in alcohol involved vehicle fatalities – 33.6% … [Read more...]

Poor enough for legal aid?

June 3, 2016 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Toronto judge halts charges against man until government pays for lawyer Here’s the problem for Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer: the threshold for legal aid is too low for the times.  So … [Read more...]