Puzzling deaths…

    July 17, 2015  Toronto Star – Edward Keenan Saunders' comments belong in a police state  Keenan is talking about the lack of information available around the shooting death of two men at the hands of an armed private security guard at … [Read more...]

Polar opposites…

    Dec. 9, 2014  TedX Talks – Danny Graham Those least like us have the most to teach us (About Ourselves)  Danny is a defense lawyer, politician, RJ advocate, and most of all a father of a young son – Patrick - who is a Downs Syndrome … [Read more...]

Solitary, still…

   Dec 7, 2014 Globe and Mail – Editorial (Dec. 6, 2014) Corrections Canada failed Edward Snowshoe, and it knows it  The editorial identifies solitary confinement for the problem it is: healthy people get sick in it, and sick people … [Read more...]

Police checks…

   Dec 4, 2014  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Province to legislate what police can disclose about innocent Ontarians  Long a sore point, the release of information about innocent individuals who have no convictions but are found for a … [Read more...]

Back to war…

   Oct 2, 2014  CBC News Stephen Harper to announce Canada's combat role in ISIS fight Friday The anticipation of the announcement and the coming debate in the House has reverberations in all sorts of issues.  Canada has 26, not 69 special … [Read more...]

Right of Privacy

  June 13, 2014  National Newswatch – Canadian Press Court says warrant needed for Internet info   The case before the SCC involves a Saskatchewan man accused of child pornography.  The court has ruled that police need a warrant to get … [Read more...]

Human rights and privacy…

  June 9, 2014   Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Human Rights Code gives convicted Ontarians more workplace protection than the innocent   There’s a fly in the ointment at the Human Rights Commission.  If the police have any notation about … [Read more...]

A family coping…

   April 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey How does a family cope when one member — in the midst of a psychotic episode — kills another?   At age 23, (now 35), Michael Stewart killed his mother.  He was found NCR with a … [Read more...]

Anguish for a casualty of corrections…

  Feb. 26, 2014 Ed Note:  Today communiqué passes on a most moving story of the pain and worry behind imprisonment, especially of the mentally ill.  In the letter below Farhat Rehman, the mother of Rehan, describes her concerns to Howard … [Read more...]

Effectiveness of harshness…

   Feb. 25, 2014 University of Toronto – Anthony Doob, Rosemary Gartner;  University of Ottawa - Cheryl Marie Webster  Three research summary documents… Here, to compliment our focus on evidence based guidance, are three articles from … [Read more...]