No reform…

Nov. 4, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily SCC overturns lower court decision, rules Criminal Code provisions on sentencing constitutional “A divided Supreme Court of Canada has overturned a Court of Appeal decision, ruling Nov. 4 that certain Criminal Code … [Read more...]

Safe third country…

Oct 9, 2022  CTV News – Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Canada 'contracts out' obligations to refugee claimants, advocates tell top court The ‘Safe third Country agreement’ is back in the courts and whether anyone ever verifies the … [Read more...]

Sequestering criminal records…

Apr 25, 2022 Smart Justice Network Canada received the following invitation last week and we will respond with two experienced Network partners.  However, we would also like to let our readers know of this event and suggest that you or your group … [Read more...]

Canadian freedoms

Mar 7, 2022 Ottawa Citizen – Lawrence Greenspon Using the federal Emergencies Act — Unfortunately, Canadians are always willing to trade away their freedoms - It was wholly unnecessary for Trudeau to use this legislation during the trucker … [Read more...]

Trauma and Compassion…

Jan 24, 2022 Aljazeera What if prisons were more humane? The notion of trauma induced criminal activity is not new but the idea of asking what happened to you vs what’s wrong with you is beginning to have an impact.  Here, three witnesses to … [Read more...]

Court show…

May 27, 2021  In Canada Courts?  Live Video coverage now available! Deepan Budlakoti is going to court, and so can you!  The issues here are the conditions and treatment inside the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, reputed to be awful for some … [Read more...]

Remedy…

Dec 7, 2020  Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock No system in place to inform Ottawa police officers if judge rules they've violated someone's charter rights: court - "How are officers to learn and uphold charter-protected rights without a system in … [Read more...]

Still there…

Oct 1, 2020 National RJ Symposium: Amplify, Invite and Modify Call for presenters – Deadline Oct. 5, 2020 – Virtual Symposium Nov. 16, 17 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRJS2020/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2020NRJS Canadian … [Read more...]

Childhood trauma…

Aug 16, 2020 Royal Gazette (Bermuda) – Victoria Greening Kindness in court: a novel approach The concern comes from the realization that childhood trauma is a major factor in children winding up in prison.  An approach called adverse childhood … [Read more...]

No killing…

July 13, 2020  Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Canada’s largest Indigenous police force has never shot anyone dead The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is 26 years old with currently 203 officers (60% Indigenous) and policing 34,000 people over … [Read more...]