Punishing mental illness…

    Aug. 17, 2015 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Ontario justice system ‘punishes’ mental illness The John Howard Society of Ontario is about to release a new report on the interface of mental health and criminal justice.  The report is … [Read more...]

Hearings on prostitution law…

  July 7, 2014  CTV News Prostitution hearings prompt special summer parliament session  Monday, July 7, will see a special meeting of the House Justice Committee for hearings on the prostitution bill, the replacement for the one struck down … [Read more...]

Red flags…

   June 11, 2014  Toronto Star – Editorial Red flags over Canada’s approach to detaining migrants who pose a flight risk  Canada appears to endorse ‘endless detention’ for failed refuges whom some immigration officials fear will … [Read more...]

Psychiatric beds…

    June 5, 2014 –  Global TV News – Anna Mehler Paperny  Ottawa considers closing some prison psychiatric beds: Watchdog   Corrections Canada is cutting $300 million from its operations.  Last month the hours for nurses was … [Read more...]

Cost of violent crime…

  Mar 4, 2014  CTV News Cost of violent crimes topped $12 billion in 2009: Justice Canada study   Justice Canada has examined five different violent crimes in 2009 in this latest study on the cost of violence.  The study excluded spousal … [Read more...]