Youth solitary…

May 2, 2018 CBC News - Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement Advocates have made some inroads into the use of solitary … [Read more...]

Indigenous Wisdom for 2018…

Dec 31, 2017 Cindy Blackstone   (Twitter at  https://twitter.com/cblackst?s=03  - scroll down a bit and they are in reverse order starting with #11)  Indigenous advocate and educator Blackstone offers 11 suggestions for government to change the … [Read more...]

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...]

Mum the word?

Aug 18, 2017 CBC News Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show The directive appeared first in 2015 and applies to all conversation between a pastor and his/her parishioner in a counselling situation with … [Read more...]

Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

End carding…

April 18, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Rosenthal Compelling report must end harmful carding practice by police Two of Canada’s premier criminologists, from U of T, Rosemary Gartner and Anthony Doob, have issued a report on the practice of … [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...]

No fly…

Sept 24, 2016    Tyee (BC) – Michael Vonn Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists The article is Vonn’s first in a series to invite participation in the federal conversation on national security.  Vonn works his way … [Read more...]