Who’s listening?

Jan 18, 2022 All night buses for housing The most recent deep cold in Toronto led to a warning declaration by the city and the use of city buses overnight for protection by some homeless people, where kindly bus drivers allowed, drawing attention … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Jan.15, 2022 Washington Post (US) - Lizzie Johnson and William Wan The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago Here’s an excellent introduction to the question of secondary punishments.  … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Jan 10, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 10, 2022) The pardon system perpetuates disadvantage. Ottawa should fix it - ‘By limiting opportunities for employment and education, the cumbersome pardon system is perpetuating … [Read more...]

Jump ahead!

Dec. 10, 2021 Institute for Research on Public Policy (Policy Options Canada) - Navjot Kaur and Bavneet Chauhan How can we improve our criminal justice system? The link summarizes the long practice of hard line theory around crime and punishment, … [Read more...]

Basic Income Revolution…

Nov. 30, 2021 (Ed note: This edition of communiqué marks the tenth year of its production, two to three times per week on average.  The newsletter and Smart Justice Network Canada are served by volunteers without staff or employees.  We celebrate … [Read more...]

Again…

Nov 27, 2021 Toronto Star - Omar Mosleh and Jeremy Nuttall Photojournalist and filmmaker released after RCMP arrests in Wet’suwet’en territory spark outrage A dispute has boiled over the access of Coastal GasLink to natural gas to a pipeline … [Read more...]

Promises! Promises!

Sept 10, 2021 APTN – Brett Forester What are the major parties promising Indigenous people this election? Here’s a look at the platforms The link offers the Indigenous appraisal of what the different political parties are promising to … [Read more...]

Human rights and …

Aug 13, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily – Amanda Jerome Ontario human rights body’s framework on racism in policing supports A2J: chief commissioner Released July 29, the ten step report seeks to address what “outgoing chief commissioner Ena Chadha … [Read more...]

Prisoner Justice Day…

Aug. 9, 2021 Prisoner Justice Day.Ca - Aug 10, Prisoner Justice Day Here’s a complete history of the event and its historic roots – commemorating the death of Eddie Nalon.  “On August 10th 1974, prisoner Eddie Nalon bled to death in the … [Read more...]

RJ Compassion…

July 22, 2021 Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock Young Inuk woman spared jail after killing mom; Ottawa judge leans on hope and Indigenous healing This is a striking example where all those who have struggled with the heavy handedness of criminal … [Read more...]