When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Policing

June 12, 2020 National Newswatch – Canadian Press Freeland says police must acknowledge racism, advocates call for action Is there or isn’t there?  Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister thinks there is.  But despite our history of colonialism, … [Read more...]

In Canada, eh…

June 9, 2020 Blogger Desmond Cole Remembering 27 Black, Indigenous, and racialized people killed by Canadian police Canadians have always been sheltered from the impact of police killings of Black and Indigenous people by the frequency and often … [Read more...]

What’s fair…

May 25, 2020 Toronto Star – Laurie Monsebraaten Why do provinces often confiscate federal benefits from people who clearly need them? Why does the government clawback funds desperately needed by people on the edge and often over the edge of … [Read more...]

What makes us safe?

March 17, 2020 – (Ed Note: No one can make light of the real suffering from the Coronavirus problem but the spreading Cofid-19 virus may also invite us to rethink what makes us safe. Perhaps because there is now self-interest for us all, … [Read more...]

Consistency

Jan 16, 2020 (Ed note:  The recent controversy about the increased and often prohibitive cost of the record suspension for applicants has highlighted the issue behind the issue: Why has the Liberal government not addressed the specific issue of a … [Read more...]

Cleaning up…

Jan 11, 2020  Mary Campbell – Independent Corrections Expert and Justice Advocate (Jan 3 edition of Communiqué drew attention to the federal parole board announcement of the fee increase for a record suspension (Government Link:  … [Read more...]

Temp workers…

May 17, 2019 CBC News – Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani Number of temp workers jumped by 50% in last 20 years, StatsCan says This report may be insightful for understanding the issues around income inequality and growing inadequacy in income generally … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge struck down…

Dec 15, 2018 Lawyer’s Daily (Canada) - LexisNexis Top court strikes down mandatory victim surcharge for imposing cruel and unusual punishment on poor “The Supreme Court has 7-2 struck down the mandatory victim surcharge enacted by the … [Read more...]

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...]