No guns, please…

June 2, 2022 CTV News – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press National handgun freeze key feature of new firearm-control bill The Trudeau government has introduced new gun control legislation that puts the focus on the importation of handguns, long … [Read more...]

Re-entry jobs…

May 13, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily – John Hill Finding a job for ex-con… This link elaborates on the difficulty of all formerly incarcerated persons in getting employment once released.  There is usually a question on a job app about criminal … [Read more...]

Law and Justice…

Feb 28, 2022 Winnipeg Free Press – Katie May Seeking a new system of peacemaking - Treaty 2 First Nations developing alternative system of law The Treaty 2 First Nations have a vision of justice based on the Anishinaabe traditions.  Chantell … [Read more...]

Jump ahead!

Dec. 10, 2021 Institute for Research on Public Policy (Policy Options Canada) - Navjot Kaur and Bavneet Chauhan How can we improve our criminal justice system? The link summarizes the long practice of hard line theory around crime and punishment, … [Read more...]

Jail as therapy…

July 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham He had a gun to kill himself. For that, an Ontario judge gave him to two years in jail This is a bizarre story that ought to lead to at least an acknowledgment of the inability of the law to confront … [Read more...]

Rights violated…

Dec 16, 20119 CBC News Quebec's top court won't suspend province's religious symbols ban, but judges say rights being violated How does a court agree that rights are violated without proscribing a remedy?  The top Quebec court decision came in a … [Read more...]

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...]