Parent and child…

June 28, 2018 Global News – Brian Hill Canada blocks teen from reuniting with family despite Taliban death threats …according to regulations created by Immigration Canada, parents and siblings of child refugees are not considered “family … [Read more...]

Quo vadis?

June 17, 2018  Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Dear soon-to-be-premier Ontario has a new premier-elect and everyone is wondering about what policies he will embrace over a multitude of issues.  Spratt, a Criminal Defence Counsel who … [Read more...]

Indigenous Wisdom for 2018…

Dec 31, 2017 Cindy Blackstone   (Twitter at  https://twitter.com/cblackst?s=03  - scroll down a bit and they are in reverse order starting with #11)  Indigenous advocate and educator Blackstone offers 11 suggestions for government to change the … [Read more...]

Reconciliation is harder…

Nov 9, 2017 Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives – Senator Murray Sinclair The truth is hard. Reconciliation is harder. The link is a 50 minute and powerful speech by Sinclair celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the CCPA BC office.  The … [Read more...]

Old wounds again…

Oct. 2, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Aedan Helmer Wounds 'fresh again' in Wilno as Basil Borutski murder trial begins in Ottawa This article fascinatingly and powerfully captures the poignant complexity of the way the criminal justice process works … [Read more...]

More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]

Lies…

Dec 16, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism Better known as Davos, this forum is preparing for its annual meeting next year with a series of three articles on world economic conditions and where they … [Read more...]

CABs…

Nov. 15, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour More jail advisory boards needed in Ontario, Ottawa board chair says There are 26 detention facilities in Ontario but only 8 have Civilian Advisory Boards.  Ottawa CAB thinks that we need more if we … [Read more...]

Towards a more just Canada…

June 5, 2016 Toronto Star – Tondra MacCharles ‘Canadian society today is a more just society than it once was,’ top judge says Beverley McLaughlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada has voiced the opinion that Canada, in … [Read more...]

Policing with technology…

May 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall To serve, protect, watch and predict… Under the broad banner of innovation, this article invites us to consider what the future of policing will look like if we apply effective use of technology.  … [Read more...]