Beyond prisons…

May 9, 2018 CBC Radio – Sunday Edition Canada's prison system should be radically reduced A 21 minute interview with Paula Mallea, a criminal lawyer, who proposes a change so that prison is no longer the default for wrong doing.  "Prison is … [Read more...]

Guns in Canada…

Mar 14, 2018 Globe and Mail - Laura Stone  Andrew Scheer’s gun policies include firearms ombudsman, taking power from RCMP The Conservative Leader thinks that Canada needs an ombudsman for firearms and that the responsibility for classifying … [Read more...]

Guns and violence…

March 4, 2018 Global News – Natasha Pace Domestic violence court opens in Halifax, officials anticipate 1,000 cases annually A court that deals specifically with cases of domestic violence has opened in Halifax.  The court will sit one day a … [Read more...]

Big data, big brother…

Jan 3, 2018   CBC News – Brett Ruskin Canadian government to search social media using artificial intelligence to predict suicides - Feds to hire company with patented method to identify online trends and predict real-life events This latest … [Read more...]

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...]