Mountie shortage…

Aug 16, 2017 CTV News – Laura Peyton RCMP shortages leave Mounties in 'crisis,' officers say With 20,204 funded positions, Canada’s national police force is experiencing 12.1% vacancy, bringing say both critics and advocates, severe stress and … [Read more...]

A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]

Jail net?

Aug 1, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet - Other countries allow offenders to connect to outside world through online computers Since 2002, Corrections … [Read more...]

First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Strip search…

July 11, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Judge blasts OPP officers for ‘egregious’ strip search of impaired driving suspect Ontario court Justice Elaine Deluzio was indignant, not with the defendant of a drunk driving case, but with the … [Read more...]

165,000 children…

June 29, 2017 Broadbent Institute – The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children The link is a petition that Canada comply immediately, and before this 150 Canada Day celebration, with the findings of the Canadian Human Rights … [Read more...]

Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]