PTSD in Prison…

May 12, 2017 CBC News - Angela MacIvor Number of prison workers suffering from PTSD much higher than official stats, union says - Approximately 1 in 20 employees at federal penitentiaries have been diagnosed with stress injuries Dorchester in New … [Read more...]

Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [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...]

Bigger jails no cure…

May 5, 2017 –  Ottawa Sun – Irene Matthias, Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) MATHIAS: Bigger jail no cure-all Matthias is reflecting on her oft repeated message that caging people is no answer. MOMS is an Ottawa group of mothers whose … [Read more...]

Fixing systems…

May 3, 2017 Huffington Post (Canada) Blogger Dyanoosh Youssefi Canada Doesn't Need To Fix Its Justice System. It Needs a New One Lawyer and professor Youssefi comments in the context of both provincial and federal government justice officials … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

“Free, prior and informed consent…”

April 26, 2917 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People has a clause that requires governments to obtain consent for any decision that … [Read more...]

Hockey crime…

April 11, 2017 Globe and Mail – Roy MacGregor “The program meant everything to me” The story is about hockey, but also about crime statistics (and consultants), and raise a further question about the use of crime statistics to justify a … [Read more...]

Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Violence against Women…

Mar 31, 2017 Government of Canada – National Committee on the Status of Women Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada Marilyn Gladu, the Chair of the National Committee on the Status of Women, has tabled this … [Read more...]