Alternatives…

Sept 27, 2017 Fordham Law News (US) – John Pfaff A Better Approach to Violent Crime Pfaff begins his commentary with the frightful enumeration of the current mass incarceration circumstances.  The US imprisonment rate is 370% higher than the UK … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

Peace bonds…

Aug. 19, 2016 CBC News – Susana Mas Canada to increase anti-terror efforts with new office to curb radicalization - Public safety minister acknowledges limitations of peace bond in Aaron Driver case Driver was the young man turned terrorist and … [Read more...]

Web refresh…

June 27, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Vito Pillieci Federal government prepares biggest refresh of its web offerings ever In the web of federal government services there are about 1500 sites that interact with the public about government policies and … [Read more...]

Gun laws, LGBTQ…

June 15, 2016 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson Orlando shooting renews calls for Canadian gun control - Mulcair calls on Liberals to fulfill campaign promise to repeal Bill 42 The Conservative Bill-42 allows restricted and prohibited weapons to … [Read more...]

First Nations in the mix…

May 10, 2016   Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway First Nations leaders want to rethink residential schools agreement There have been so many gaps in the compensation of the victims of the Aboriginal residential schools that the whole agreement … [Read more...]

A decent proposal…

    Nov. 26, 2015  Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall A ‘decent’ proposal: Not-for-profits should raise job standards, report says - The Change Report argues the not-for-profit industry can lead the way on fair pay and benefits and help end … [Read more...]

Repairing human rights…

    Oct. 23, 2015  Canadian Human Rights Commission (Government of Canada) Repair the erosion of human rights in Canada: CHRC The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), Marie-Claude Landry, is calling for an … [Read more...]

Time for no crime?

    July 18, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (July 18, 2015) Most of Canada’s prisoners have never been convicted of anything. Why are they in jail? Would you believe that an average 55% of those currently in jails across the country have … [Read more...]

Seniors in debt…

     June 29, 2015 CBC News – Sophie Harris Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers - More Canadians are outliving their savings and spending their golden years in debt  The rate of bankruptcy for seniors has more than doubled.  Stats … [Read more...]