Soul Search…

Oct. 30, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Kelly Egan The Montsion trial won't give us the collective soul search we need The trial of Const. Daniel Montsion, charged with manslaughter and assault, for the death of Abdirahman Abdi in July 2016 has managed … [Read more...]

Holiday hunger…

May 27, 2019  Human Rights Watch (UK) Interview: Scraping Together Pennies for a Loaf of Bread – Human Rights Watch Stephanie Hancock speaks to Western Europe researcher Kartik Raj to find out. UK Welfare Policy is Pushing Families into … [Read more...]

New look for SCC…

June 25, 2018 National Post – John Ivison Canada's new chief justice keen to drag Supreme Court into the light - Wagner indicated Canadians can expect more dissenting opinions than was the norm when McLachlin was chief justice. 'I like dissent. … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

Criminalizing mental illness…

May 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Michael Bryant and Graham Brown Judge exposes how we criminalize mental illness The authors, Bryant, a former Ontario Attorney General, and Brown a policy analyst from John Howard, are insistent that the justice system … [Read more...]

End carding…

April 18, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Rosenthal Compelling report must end harmful carding practice by police Two of Canada’s premier criminologists, from U of T, Rosemary Gartner and Anthony Doob, have issued a report on the practice of … [Read more...]

Social control…

July 14, 2016 Toronto Star – Reid Rusonik Police, blacks both victims of an attempt at social control Rusonik offers a perspective on the history of confrontation between police and Black persons in both the US and Canada, suggesting that the … [Read more...]

TRC response…

May 29, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Kathleen Wynne offers indigenous people ‘a formal apology for the abuses of the past’ This morning Wynne delivered an apology to Indigenous people and offered a response from the government of … [Read more...]

Punishing mental illness…

    Aug. 17, 2015 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Ontario justice system ‘punishes’ mental illness The John Howard Society of Ontario is about to release a new report on the interface of mental health and criminal justice.  The report is … [Read more...]

Time for no crime?

    July 18, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (July 18, 2015) Most of Canada’s prisoners have never been convicted of anything. Why are they in jail? Would you believe that an average 55% of those currently in jails across the country have … [Read more...]