Weep, for us all…

Aug. 31, 2020  MacLean’s Magazine - Paul Wells Another farce on Bill Blair's watch - How badly do things have to go for a government-appointed panel to shut down because it got no usable data and no help from the minister? The link offers the … [Read more...]

Drug laws?

Aug 23, 2020 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Federal prosecutors told to avoid drug possession charges when possible in new directive - Charges should be sought only in 'most serious cases,' says director of public prosecutions The federal … [Read more...]

Handgun ban…

May 28, 2020 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa’s gun legislation will effectively allow cities to ban handguns This is a puzzling announcement from the federal government.  Having already announced a ban on assault rifles, the feds … [Read more...]

‘Withering rights’…

Dec 17, 2019 CBC News - H.M. Jocelyn Canadians travelling to or through U.S. should pay close attention to their withering rights Jocelyn, a Canadian from Stratford, ON, is a PhD candidate at Rutgers and warns of what she calls “the withering … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]

Seeking refuge…

June 21, 2019 National Catholic Reporter / Global Sisters Report (US) Seeking Refuge The link is to a 49 page free e-book which draws on the resources of Catholic nuns working in the countries producing refugees and that are impacted by violence, … [Read more...]

Learnings…

Jan 9, 2019 CBC News – Sidney Cohen New jail for women in Fort Smith to have higher security rating, segregation The decision to change from two minimum security houses without locks to a new wing with locks and fences at the Ft. Smith … [Read more...]

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2018 From UNHCR: “They have faced the unimaginable. They have witnessed the unspeakable. Yet even in their darkest hour, millions of refugees all over the world continue to see the light, demonstrating strength, courage and a will to … [Read more...]

Transforming CJS

Dec 12, 2017  Transforming the Criminal Justice System The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous … [Read more...]

US bail and remand…

Nov 2, 2017 (Ed Note:  This past week the communiqué has experienced a hardware glitch that ultimately required an extensive amount of revision of the lists of recipients.  We had a problem with some recipients getting more than one copy of the … [Read more...]