Ask an expert…

Dec. 6, 2017 CBC News – Kelly Malone 'They have a lot to teach us': Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal - Journal of Prisoners on Prisons gives more than 50 inmates a voice on justice reform Want the real scoop?  Ask those who … [Read more...]

Screening?

Oct 13, 2017  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows The Star is reporting that the RCMP have been using an interview guide that targets Muslims as the refugees … [Read more...]

Driving grass…

Sept 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Ontario plans tougher penalties for drug-impaired drivers The feds have already announced the intent to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from the current .08 to .05, making the .05 a criminal … [Read more...]

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...]

All victims…

May 26, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine constitutionality of victim surcharges The Harper government introduced the mandatory victim surcharge on any conviction and sentencing.  Intended to fund victim services, … [Read more...]

Cultural Appropriation…

May 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Denise Balkissoon Can mainstream journalism survive identity politics? The question of culture appropriation has flared up in Canada with the resignation of two prominent journalists: Desmond Cole, formerly of the … [Read more...]

RCMP choices…

May 16, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Time for civilian governance at the RCMP, watchdog says in harassment report - Time for government to take over efforts to fix RCMP's dysfunctional workplace culture, says watchdog The RCMP culture is … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]

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...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]