‘Sinister’ seniors…

Aug 24, 2018 The Star Vancouver – Melanie Green Meet the self-described ‘sinister seniors’ taking a stand against Trans Mountain — and going to jail for it Tired of being retired and just old without worthy pursuits?  Here’s an … [Read more...]

Quo vadis?

June 17, 2018  Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Dear soon-to-be-premier Ontario has a new premier-elect and everyone is wondering about what policies he will embrace over a multitude of issues.  Spratt, a Criminal Defence Counsel who … [Read more...]

Mama Rita…

June 2, 2018 National Catholic Reporter – Dan Morris-Young Restorative justice has a name, face and heart in East LA - Mama Rita: Inmates 'are not the crimes they did' Long-time Dolores Mission parishioner Rita Chairez works in restorative … [Read more...]

Mental health and police deaths…

April 6, 2018 CBC News - Katie Nicholson, Jacques Marcoux Most Canadians killed in police encounters since 2000 had mental health or substance abuse issues - More than 460 people have died in encounters with police in Canada since 2000 The … [Read more...]

Confronting the mess…

March 10, 2018  Ottawa Citizen – Dylan McGinty A #MeThree movement, based on truth and reconciliation We have had a few months of very difficult dialogue about the outcomes of trials, especially around the treatment of indigenous people and … [Read more...]

A beginning?

Feb 16, 2018 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people - 'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says Though short on detail, Trudeau is … [Read more...]

Gender at Davos…

Jan 25, 2018 Davos Newsletter 7 things that happened on the first day of Davos 2018 Many anti-poverty advocates are encouraged that Davos – The World Economic Forum - is focusing again on inequities, both economic and gender.  Our Trudeau … [Read more...]

Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]

US bail and remand…

Nov 2, 2017 (Ed Note:  This past week the communiqué has experienced a hardware glitch that ultimately required an extensive amount of revision of the lists of recipients.  We had a problem with some recipients getting more than one copy of the … [Read more...]

A stretch?

Oct 11, 2017 Globe and Mail – Liam Casey / The Canadian Press Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers piling up across Canada Police forces across the country have begun, in an effort to stem deaths from overdoses of fentanyl, to … [Read more...]