Mandatory going?

Feb 12, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Liberals looking to eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences, justice minister says - Wilson-Raybould says mandatory minimums contribute to backlogs in Canada's courts The federal Liberals and the Jody … [Read more...]

Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

Canada votes…

Nov 26, 2016 National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Liberals table bill to roll back Conservative changes to Canadian voting process The federal government has tabled a bill to roll back some Conservative changes in the Canadian … [Read more...]

Leaving behind…

Nov 22, 2016 Tyee – Stefania Seccia, Megaphone Magazine Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought Here’s some startling news about Canada’s homeless youth and the age for their becoming homeless.  The latest survey, conducted in all … [Read more...]

A mandatory twist …

April 19, 2016 Globe and Mail – Shannon Kari Convicted of attempted murder, Forcillo fights to serve time at home Forcillo is the Toronto policeman who shot Sammy Yatim on a streetcar.  He was found not guilty of second degree murder but guilty … [Read more...]

Four Fixes…

    Dec 4, 2015  Toronto Star – F. Roy McMurtry, Mary Campbell, and Anthony Doob Four fixes for Canada’s broken justice system - There is no need for the scare tactics and simple meanness we experienced under the previous government. Three … [Read more...]

Go softly, softly…

    Sept 30, 2015  CBC Vote Compass Majority of Canadians support softer marijuana laws - Even Conservative voters favour looser laws  Over 14,000 Canadians answered a survey on the CBC Vote Compass about the review of marijuana laws.  … [Read more...]

Waiting…

    Aug. 15, 2015 (Ed note:  We have eleven weeks of political announcements and attention seeking stunts for proposed new policies, all meant to shout down the other.  Few of these announcements will ever reach to the authentically human … [Read more...]