The children…

July 8, 2022 Toronto Star Editorial (June 6, 2022) Justice for children - A final agreement was reached this week on details of a landmark settlement to compensate First Nations children who had been removed from their homes or denied social and … [Read more...]

Go directly to jail…

June 6, 2022 Homeless Hub: John Howard Society of Ontario, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness No Fixed Address: The Intersections of Justice Involvement and Homelessness This new report examines one … [Read more...]

Punishment and more…

May 27, 2022  The Conversation – (Queen’s University) - Jessica Templem Punishment vs. deportation: What we can learn from the case of the truck driver in the Humbolt Broncos bus crash The title of this article may be somewhat confusing … [Read more...]

Automatism…

May 16, 2022  CBC News – Meghan Grant Supreme Court rules extreme intoxication defence available for violent crimes in Alberta, Ontario decisions - Judges call for clarifying law around extreme intoxication defence in cases of violent … [Read more...]

All about guns…

April 10, 2021 Guns in Canada Firearms Legislation For Safer Communities - BILL C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) Canada is still struggling with gun control and the most recent proposed … [Read more...]

Common good…

March 25, 2021 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall The Supreme Court rules Canada’s carbon price is constitutional. It’s a big win for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the carbon … [Read more...]

Connections…

May 8, 2020 Policy Options – Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher The Intimate Connection between Mass Shootings and Violence against Women - The Nova Scotia attacks began with domestic violence. It fits a pattern that police, policy-makers and … [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...]

More women in jail…

May 23, 2018  (Ed note: The last edition of communiqué contained a reference and commentary on the Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) of Ottawa.  Some of the MOMS involved in the discussions around the plan to rebuild the Ottawa Carleton … [Read more...]