Prisoner Justice Day – Aug. 10

Aug 10, 2017 T.O.D.D Support & Advocacy Foundation (Alberta) "Somewhere in the human organism there is an ear that will listen, a mind that will open, a heartbeat that will quicken, and a voice that will clamour for the conversation of the … [Read more...]

Jail net?

Aug 1, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet - Other countries allow offenders to connect to outside world through online computers Since 2002, Corrections … [Read more...]

Turmoil…

May 21, 2017  CBC News – Laura Lynch Agency that oversees immigration consultants appears to be in turmoil - Resignations, infighting and harsh criticism from MPs and lawyers beset the 6-year-old council The ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of … [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...]

A tale of 3 cities…

April 25, 2017 CBC News – Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay - Premier Wynne made the announcement at Liuna Station in Hamilton on Monday just after 9 a.m. You have to apply but there are no strings … [Read more...]

Pot Day – July 1, 2018

March 27, 2017 CBC News – David Cochrane Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 Former Toronto police chief and MP Bill Blair plans to announce that the long awaited legalized marijuana plan will be announced on April 10.  … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Eleven one day…

April 11, 2016  Toronto Star – Johnathan Forani Attawapiskat in state of emergency following rash of suicide attempts - A state of emergency was declared following a rash of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat First Nation. “People are getting … [Read more...]

Hope for the future…

    Sept 14, 2015 Please note that Smart Justice Network of Canada has prepared and already distributed its 2015 Election bulletin entitled:  Calling for a Smart Justice Approach: Election 2015.  We are working on posting on our web site while … [Read more...]