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...]

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...]

Two way borders…

Feb 10, 2017 CTV News Muslim mom rejected at U.S. border after questions on Trump, mosque shooting Fadwa Alaoui has lived in Canada for twenty years and acquired Canadian citizenship after Moroccan birth.  She has also travelled to the US … [Read more...]

An uneasy year…

Jan 2, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Shower cells, segregation, suicides and reform: A year in the life of Ottawa's troubled jail Troubles have been so many and solutions so resistant that the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre may well be … [Read more...]

Promises of repair…

Oct 28, 2016 Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices Following the review of the practices around segregation in provincial jails in 2015, the Ministry of Correctional Services has announced a … [Read more...]

Senate teeth?

April 17, 2016  National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Senators who fear assisted dying law violates charter willing to amend, kill it After so long talking about the weakness of the Senate, here’s a twist.  Bryden is reporting … [Read more...]

Travel ban…

    Aug 11, 2015 Ottawa Citizen – Ian MacLeod Stephen Harper's travel ban won't apply to fighters against ISIL At first, diplomats, aid workers and journalists were excepted from the travel ban.  Now it seems that the so called ‘good … [Read more...]

Running wild…

     April 29, 2015 iPolitics.com - Andrew Mitrovica Caught in the gears of intelligence running wild C-51, the anti-terrorism bill, has created frightening prospects for the potential of the intelligence community to go astray, especially … [Read more...]

Right and wrong…

    April 22, 2015  National Post – Peter MacKay Peter MacKay: What the Court got right — and wrong — on mandatory sentences for gun crimes Minister of Justice Peter MacKay writes a guest column for the National Post to remind us that … [Read more...]