Still there…

Oct 1, 2020 National RJ Symposium: Amplify, Invite and Modify Call for presenters – Deadline Oct. 5, 2020 – Virtual Symposium Nov. 16, 17 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRJS2020/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2020NRJS Canadian … [Read more...]

A crack for light…

Sept 28, 2020 CBC News Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism in justice system Details are scarce at this point but Premier Stephen McNeil has apologised to Nova Scotians   and acknowledged that the legal system “has … [Read more...]

A deliberate policy…

Jan 21, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Lisa Kerr and Anthony N. Doob What happened to the Liberal promise of criminal justice system reform? First, the authors treat us to a review of the items under which we were promised reform and then they walk us … [Read more...]

Alternatives work…

July 18, 2019 – CBC News – Emma Davie Atlantic Canada has an enviable problem: its youth jails are emptying out All eyes should be on Nova Scotia’s remarkable achievement:  the province has fewer than 30 inmates in its four long term youth … [Read more...]

Two sides of honor…

Mar 7, 2019 Toronto Star - Tanya Talaga The rightful honouring of Ed Metatawabin by a two-sided Canada Here is a rather pointed contrast and equally pointed explanation why there remains obstacles to the resolution of the Indigenous residential … [Read more...]

Justice overhaul…

     Nov. 15, 2015 CBC News - Kathleen Harris and Alison Crawford Trudeau mandates pot legalization, overhaul of Conservative justice reforms Based on the mandate letters for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Public Safety Minister … [Read more...]

Creating a prison crisis…

    Oct. 5, 2015  Toronto Star – Catherine Latimer How we created a Canadian prison crisis - A decade of ‘tough on crime’ policies has left our prisons in chaos and our international reputation as a just nation in tatters  Latimer … [Read more...]

Inside the PMO…

    Aug. 25, 2015  Globe and Mail – Editorial (Aug. 24, 2015) Ottawa’s accountability problems start at the top, in the PMO The editorial says that the Duffy affair has given a penetrating look inside the operations of the PMO whose … [Read more...]

Unequal justice

March 4, 2013 Toronto Star – Patty Winsa and Jim Rankin Unequal Justice: Aboriginals caught in the justice system trap While there does appear to be a difference in why Aboriginals are sent to jail compared to other populations, they are well … [Read more...]