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...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

Update due…

    April 10, 2015  APTN News - Jorge Barrera RCMP to release ‘update’ report on murdered, missing Indigenous women file in May  The RCMP plan to update their last report on the murdered and missing women.  They say that 46% of the … [Read more...]

A stubborn, unresponsive system…

   May 2, 2014  CBC News – Leslie MacKinnon Beverley McLachlin, PMO give duelling statements on Nadon appointment fight   There is a storm brewing over allegations from the Prime Minister’s office that Canada’s chief justice played … [Read more...]

Tough-on-crime vs soft-on-crime?

  Feb. 21, 2014  Huffington Post (Canada) – Altheia Raj Could Liberal Convention Proposals Make Trudeau Look Soft On Crime?   The reversal of the Conservative ‘tough-on-crime’ measures and the proposal to buy-back long guns have … [Read more...]

Indefinite detention in Canada?

 Dec. 18, 2013  Globe and Mail – Joe Friesen Jailed in Canada, unwanted by Iraq, refugee struggles for way out of legal limbo Five years in maximum security jail without conviction or even a charge!  There are eight more just like him – … [Read more...]

Spiritual Roots of RJ

   Oct. 23, 2013   High Banks Entertainment, Ltd Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice  A 24 minute video that offers a multi-faith view of restorative justice and the tenets of faith that support the RJ approach.  The video, published in … [Read more...]