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...]

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...]

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...]

A hateful Canada?

Mar 6, 2017 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier After introducing a motion condemning Islamophobia, she received thousands of disturbing messages Motion 103 is not a piece of legislation.  It is simply a motion supporting a stance against all sorts … [Read more...]