Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]

Fake news 2.0…

May 28, 2017 Globe and Mail – Eddie Greenspon and Taylor Owen ‘Fake news 2.0’: A threat to Canada’s democracy The authors draw an interesting picture on both experience of “fake news” and the studies around what has happened to date.  … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

Fixing systems…

May 3, 2017 Huffington Post (Canada) Blogger Dyanoosh Youssefi Canada Doesn't Need To Fix Its Justice System. It Needs a New One Lawyer and professor Youssefi comments in the context of both provincial and federal government justice officials … [Read more...]

25 cent call?

April 7, 2017 Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia prisoners start online petition against ‘excessive’ prison call charges Prisoners of North East Nova is the name of a group of provincial inmates in Nova Scotia trying the do something about … [Read more...]

Violence against Women…

Mar 31, 2017 Government of Canada – National Committee on the Status of Women Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada Marilyn Gladu, the Chair of the National Committee on the Status of Women, has tabled this … [Read more...]

90 victims only…

Mar 21, 2017 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database At the time, estimate were that there were over 1200 murdered or missing women, a number later pronounced … [Read more...]

Prison spending…

Mar 7, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa Government of Canada promises alternatives to confinement, while funding carceral expansion Piché reminds us that shortly after the last election, … [Read more...]

Way more than 1,200…

Mar 1, 2017 National Post – Kristy Kirkup Number of missing, murdered indigenous women ‘way bigger than 1,200,’ minister says In mid-February, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reflected on the experiences of the initial work of … [Read more...]

Peace be upon you…

Jan 31, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial Jan 30, 2017 Canada must stand strong in wake of attack on mosque The editorial, while prising the political leadership for their offers of condolences and solidarity, insists that we have had any number of … [Read more...]