NCR…

Oct 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Goffin People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say This link offers the success side of a finding of “Not Criminally Responsible” or NCR.  Brian Rose killed his … [Read more...]

Mandatory going?

Feb 12, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Liberals looking to eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences, justice minister says - Wilson-Raybould says mandatory minimums contribute to backlogs in Canada's courts The federal Liberals and the Jody … [Read more...]

Policy movement…

June 12, 2016 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Policymaking as a movement: Is the public service ready for Trudeau? Lenihan recalls the discovery of how the various silos of government were linked when the digital revolution offered the … [Read more...]

Protecting children…

    Dec. 7, 2015  Toronto Star - Laurie Monsebraaten Ontario children’s advocate gets right to learn of child deaths This revelation has to be the ultimate in the left hand not knowing what the right was doing.  Irwin Elman, Ontario’s … [Read more...]

Who’s in, who’s out…

    Oct. 9, 2015 CTV News PMO sought political gain in prioritizing certain Syrian refugees: sources Shia and Sunni Muslims need not apply!  This startling message comes from the revelation that Stephen Harper is directing the choice of who is … [Read more...]

An honour for SJNC…

    Oct. 4, 2015 Ed note:  All of us here at Smart Justice Network Canada are delighted to announce that the Canadian Criminal Justice Association has awarded SJNC its 2015 CCJA Certificate of Appreciation.  The award reads: Presented to THE … [Read more...]

Collateral damages…

     Sept 11, 2015 N.Y. Times (US) – Shaila Dewan The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice  This article started in the context of lesser penalties for corporate crime because the penalty may harm the lives of innocent employees and … [Read more...]

Drawbacks in C-14…

    Aug. 24, 2015  CBC News (BC) – Jason Proctor Law that gives locations of mentally ill offenders questioned after B.C. man threatened The revelation of the location of a man convicted for murder and released under the … [Read more...]

Democracy, for sure!

     May 10, 2015 Toronto Star – Bob Hepburn Mel Hurtig’s wake-up call for Canada’s democracy: Hepburn At 82, Mel Hurtig is still fighting for a national vision of democracy in Canada.  The long-time economic nationalist has just … [Read more...]

Update due…

    April 10, 2015  APTN News - Jorge Barrera RCMP to release ‘update’ report on murdered, missing Indigenous women file in May  The RCMP plan to update their last report on the murdered and missing women.  They say that 46% of the … [Read more...]