Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

New solitary rules…

May 24, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Canada’s prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules After repeated studies and recommendations, Corrections Canada appears ready to make some significant changes to the way solitary is … [Read more...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]

Alt-right…

Jan 5, 2017 iPolitics – Janice Dickson Leitch campaign manager gloats about spreading false info - Kouvalis says his goal was to ‘make the left go nuts’ Nick Kouvalis laughingly conceded to sharing what he knew to be false information on the … [Read more...]

Hats off for Dallaire…

Dec 23, 2016 Hill Times – Kate Malloy Dallaire’s on a mission and it’s not impossible Here’s a hope –filled note, one arising from a well-spring of intense suffering.  At 70, former Lieutenant General and Senator Romeo Dallaire is … [Read more...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

A dearth of pardon…

Oct 13, 2016    CBC News - Alison Crawford Applications for criminal pardons down following Tory reforms - Liberals to review Conservative changes to the Criminal Records Act Over the last five years, the number of applications for pardons for … [Read more...]

New voices, new views…

    July 13, 2015 Hill Times-on-line – Laura Ryckewaert and Mark Burgess New voices, new approaches expected in 2015 campaign coverage There are some new media outlets especially on line but even the usual ones are questioning the value of … [Read more...]

Pardon and second chances…

     June 18, 2015 Toronto Star – R. Roy McMurtry and Anthony N. Doob Making pardons tougher to obtain is harsh and unfair  McMurtry is a former chief justice of Ontario and Doob is a highly respected professor of criminology at U of T.  … [Read more...]

The lone wolf…

    Mar 16, 2015  Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier CSIS highlights white supremacist threat ahead of radical Islam  According to internal documents from CSIS, it appears that there is likely a higher threat to terrorism from ‘lone wolf’ … [Read more...]