Indigenous Law…

Nov 7, 2017 Dalhousie University Schulich Law School (NS) – Janet Doucet New Aboriginal and Indigenous law course fosters ‘eye‑opening’ experiential learning In response to Article 28 of the Recommendations from the Truth and … [Read more...]

Bail now…

Oct 31, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General (ON) – Ontario Unveils New Bail Directive to Reduce Pre-Trial Custody -  Province Making the Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer The Ontario government has just released a new approach to bail … [Read more...]

Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]

Rights of Indigenous People…

May 9, 2016  CBC News Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to make announcement in New York City on Monday The UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous … [Read more...]

Oversight…

April 14, 2016 Hill Times-on-line – Peter Mazereeuw Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight Oversight is the operative word since two detainees have died in CBSA custody within a week of each other.  (The same issue is still following … [Read more...]

Eleven one day…

April 11, 2016  Toronto Star – Johnathan Forani Attawapiskat in state of emergency following rash of suicide attempts - A state of emergency was declared following a rash of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat First Nation. “People are getting … [Read more...]

Four Fixes…

    Dec 4, 2015  Toronto Star – F. Roy McMurtry, Mary Campbell, and Anthony Doob Four fixes for Canada’s broken justice system - There is no need for the scare tactics and simple meanness we experienced under the previous government. Three … [Read more...]

Tax partners…

    Oct 6, 2015 CBC News – Harvey Cashore Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case Off shore on the Isle of Man, money belonging to the richest with the best accountants and lawyers is at issue.  But so … [Read more...]

“Life means life”

    Aug 19, 2015 Canadian Press Harper says he’ll resurrect ‘life means life’ legislation One of the bills already promised but allowed to die on the order paper, Stephen Harper has resurrected the “life means life” bill in the … [Read more...]

Time for no crime?

    July 18, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (July 18, 2015) Most of Canada’s prisoners have never been convicted of anything. Why are they in jail? Would you believe that an average 55% of those currently in jails across the country have … [Read more...]