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...]