Repairing harm…

April 14, 2021 Toronto Star – Rachel Mendleson Woman wrongfully convicted over flawed Motherisk evidence acquitted by Ontario court Joyce Hayman has endured 23 years before this week the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned her conviction for … [Read more...]

First responders…

Nov. 15, 2020 Toronto Star - Rachel Collier Health PEI ignores recommendation, adds police to mobile mental health units The decision in PEI marks a sharping of the focus for the composition of first response team when mental health is the primary … [Read more...]

Guns, still…

May 5, 2020 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Assault weapons ban ‘significant,’ but handguns the key to Toronto gun violence, say advocates Reactions to the federal government’s plans to ban assault weapons have been varied.  The vast majority … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

Where to stand on guns?

Mar 18, 2018 CTV News - Don Martin Gun bill could become ammunition for the opposition Martin is anticipating a new piece of legislation next week on guns following the recent summit on guns and gangs.  The new legislation will out the purchase … [Read more...]

Punish or rehab?

Dec 28, 2017  Globe and Mail – Michelle Zilio Canadians prioritize prosecution over rehabilitation for jihadi suspects: poll A Nanos poll has found that 62% of Canadians favour criminal charges and jail over rehabilitation for returning … [Read more...]

Compassion

Dec 26, 2017 From Prison Reform Movement (US): And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Globe and Mail … [Read more...]

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...]

Lawlessness…

   Nov 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Rick Salutin A nation built on the rule of lawlessness -  Contrary to what Barack Obama says about the U.S. being built on the rule of law, the country routinely resorts to official violence and illegality. … [Read more...]

Strain and breakdown…

  Nov. 13, 2013  Ottawa Citizen – Chris Cobb ‘Tough forensic guy’ John Bradford opens up about his PTSD -Psychiatrist who analyzed notorious sex killers broke under strain of graphic video evidence   This article is about Canada’s top … [Read more...]