More women in jail…

May 23, 2018  (Ed note: The last edition of communiqué contained a reference and commentary on the Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) of Ottawa.  Some of the MOMS involved in the discussions around the plan to rebuild the Ottawa Carleton … [Read more...]

More than prisons…

April 23, 2018 Political Options - Yafet Tewelde A youth justice system that’s more than courts and prisons Tewelde acknowledges a limited support for a broad based community support agenda for confronting youth crime but he is also complaining … [Read more...]

Charity in need…

April 20, 2018 CBC News – Dean Beeby Charities 'worried' after meeting with Morneau on 'political activity' law - Environmental charities press Morneau to implement changes to law restricting political activities As part of their election … [Read more...]

Mr. Big…

Mar 16, 2018 The Tyee (BC) – Kate Puddister Canadian Police Need to Rethink the Mr. Big Method - Used in the Tina Fontaine case, undercover approach to obtaining criminal confessions risks integrity of police investigations. The accused in the … [Read more...]

Compassion

Dec 26, 2017 From Prison Reform Movement (US): And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Globe and Mail … [Read more...]

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...]