Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

No claw-backs…

Jan 11, 2016  Canada.com – Andrew Coyne The basics of a guaranteed basic income Subsidy for low wages or a structure that would encourage the lazy?  Coyne looks at the current efforts to assess the idea of bridging income disparity by a … [Read more...]

Fake news…

Nov 28, 2016 Ottawa Citizen Editorial (Nov. 25, 2016) You have a role to play in fighting the post-truth era Media everywhere is trying to come to grips with news reporting in what is being called the “Post-truth” era – a time when the truth … [Read more...]

Innocence Canada…

Oct 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’ - Funding woes mean organization responsible for 21 exonerations will no longer take on new cases. Also known as the Association in Defence of the … [Read more...]

Community and police…

July 12, 2016 Abacus Data – Bruce Anderson & David Coletto CANADIANS’ MORAL COMPASS SET DIFFERENTLY FROM THAT OF OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH In the face of the horrendous killings this week in the US with racism at root, Canadians may … [Read more...]

UN Guidelines for solitary…

May 11, 2016 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Ontario ombudsman calls for end to long-term solitary confinement in jails Ombudsman Paul Dubé wants Ontario to endorse the UN guidelines on solitary confinement or segregation in its 27 prisons.  … [Read more...]

Policing with technology…

May 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall To serve, protect, watch and predict… Under the broad banner of innovation, this article invites us to consider what the future of policing will look like if we apply effective use of technology.  … [Read more...]

Breathalyzer…

May 5, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – Editorial (May 3, 2016) Brampton drinking and driving ruling may have wide implications A Brampton, Ontario, judge has ruled that the breathalyzers, which measure blood alcohol levels and are used by police forces … [Read more...]

Doctor assisted suicide…

    Nov. 5, 2015 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Palliative care centre in Quebec to offer doctor-assisted suicide February past the Supreme Court gave the then Harper government one year to propose an alternative to the present ban on doctor … [Read more...]

Nurse violence…

     Nov. 1, 2015  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Workplace violence makes nursing one of Canada’s most dangerous professions Nurses are probably engaged in the country’s most dangerous profession because of the nature and extent of … [Read more...]