Stolen Dreams …

Sept 24, 2019  BBC (UK) Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change' A 16 year old Swedish girl has shaken a world audience with the urgency and proximity of global disaster from climate change.  Her remarks before the UN in New York … [Read more...]

Special

Mar 31, 2019  60 Minutes to Feature Success of Vera’s Restoring Promise Initiative at Repurposing a Maximum Security Prison Unit - CBS 60 Minutes - Sunday, March 31 at 7PM EST German-style prison rehab leads inmate to college basketball team and … [Read more...]

Let’s talk…

Feb. 4, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius Bell, let's talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters The national Bell Let’s Talk effort is underway and has at its base the notion that the initial step in mental … [Read more...]

The struggle with history…

Aug 19, 2018  Toronto Star – Thomas Rohner Video shows officers punching and kicking this Inuk man on three separate occasions. Advocates warn his case is part of a trend This article points to a disturbing increase in unnecessary, and … [Read more...]

NCR…

Oct 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Goffin People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say This link offers the success side of a finding of “Not Criminally Responsible” or NCR.  Brian Rose killed his … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Justice at issue…

     Oct 29, 2015 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberal justice: experts expect less punitive, more principled approach to crime - Legalizing pot, repealing parts of anti-terror law and reviewing sentencing regime on agenda  Justice issues … [Read more...]

Youth in trouble…

    July 5, 2015  Toronto Star - Sandro Contenta, Laurie Monsebraaten, Jim Rankin, Andrew Bailey Shedding light on the troubles facing kids in group homes - Nearly 1,200 “serious occurrences” involving vulnerable youth — most living in … [Read more...]

Civil rights, political gain…

  Dec 1, 2014  Chronicle Herald (Halifax) – Dan Leger Eroding civil rights for political gain   Two bills being steamrolled through the Parliament (C-13 and C-44) are dangerous and effectively a denial of a fair trial.  The informant can … [Read more...]

Police privatization…

  Nov. 21, 2014  Toronto Star - Alex Boutilier Conservative government to study privatization of some police services  The federal conservatives have noticed the increasing cost of policing while crime is decreasing and have turned to a study … [Read more...]