Scope of MMIW

Aug. 7, 2016 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater The MMIW inquiry’s limited scope, especially the lack of action on police conduct, could overshadow its good parts. The absence of provincial and territorial ministers as well as the various … [Read more...]

Nobodies to pawns…

Sept. 15, 2014  Globe and Mail – Konrad Yakabuski Bills promote backbenchers from ‘nobodies’ to ‘pawns’  Some 25 of thirty crime bills before the house or already passed are private members bills, tabled by an individual MP rather … [Read more...]

No deterrence…

  Sept. 10, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sunny Dhillon The BC Civil Liberties says that mandatory minimums don’t deter crime B.C. rights group says mandatory minimum sentences don’t deter crime, disproportionately impact on vulnerable … [Read more...]

Bastille Day

  July 14, 2014  Ed note: The National Holiday of France celebrates the angry storming of a well known prison, not for the sake of freeing prisoners – only seven were locked up there - but to get at gunpowder stored there to supply 28,000 … [Read more...]

Violent places…

  July 11, 2014  Straight.com – Travis Lupick Statistics reveal Canadian prisons becoming more violent places  Lupick based his stats and understanding on conversation with Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator who conceded that … [Read more...]