Short sentencing…

June 27, 2020 Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Twelfth National Symposium Held in January 24-25, 2020 in Montreal, QC, the final report is now available.  The report is entitled National Criminal Justice Symposium 2020 - Alternatives to … [Read more...]

When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Guns, still…

May 5, 2020 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Assault weapons ban ‘significant,’ but handguns the key to Toronto gun violence, say advocates Reactions to the federal government’s plans to ban assault weapons have been varied.  The vast majority … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

RJ Practitioners…

 Feb 4, 2020   National Employment Position for Senior RJ Practitioners: National Defence is looking for Senior Restorative Practitioners across Canada to be part of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre’s Restorative Engagement … [Read more...]

Rights violated…

Dec 16, 20119 CBC News Quebec's top court won't suspend province's religious symbols ban, but judges say rights being violated How does a court agree that rights are violated without proscribing a remedy?  The top Quebec court decision came in a … [Read more...]

Pardon me?

Dec 6, 2019 CBC News – Kathleen Harris 'Incredibly low': Only 118 pardons granted for pot possession in first 4 months Advocates are concerned that the numbers of people eligible for pot pardons is enormous but that the applications and the … [Read more...]

Certainties

Nov. 11, 2019 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson It’s Important to Doubt Our Certainties In the aftermath of the federal election, and the general distaste for its headlong rush into thrashing personalities while avoid the issues, Pearson … [Read more...]

On finding peace…

Nov. 3, 2019 Toronto Star – Kim Zarzour How a Markham sex assault survivor found justice — and peace A victim of sexual assault has become the first case to be examined by restorative justice.  Marlee Liss of Markham was assaulted three years … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]