‘Withering rights’…

Dec 17, 2019 CBC News - H.M. Jocelyn Canadians travelling to or through U.S. should pay close attention to their withering rights Jocelyn, a Canadian from Stratford, ON, is a PhD candidate at Rutgers and warns of what she calls “the withering … [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...]

No jury needed…

July 30, 2019 CBC News - Salimah Shivji Military justice system doesn't breach charter rights, Supreme Court rules The Supreme Court of Canada has decided, ruling 5-2, that the Canadian military system of justice – the usual court martial – … [Read more...]

New Crime rates…

July 25, 2019 National Newswatch – Christian Paas-Lang, The Canadian Press Crime rate rose in 2018 but country still safer than a decade ago, StatCan says Stats Canada says the crime rate rose slightly in 2018 – up 2%, as did the severity of … [Read more...]

New look for SCC…

June 25, 2018 National Post – John Ivison Canada's new chief justice keen to drag Supreme Court into the light - Wagner indicated Canadians can expect more dissenting opinions than was the norm when McLachlin was chief justice. 'I like dissent. … [Read more...]

Law, sex and religion…

June 19, 2018  National Post – Chris Selley Supreme Court strikes a blow against religious freedom with Trinity Western decision - Canadian courts have long protected religious practices they believe to be sincerely held, not necessarily … [Read more...]

A beginning?

Feb 16, 2018 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people - 'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says Though short on detail, Trudeau is … [Read more...]

Police and human rights…

Dec 3, 2017 National Post - Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press Complaints of racial profiling, discrimination by Toronto police focus of human rights inquiry Ontario Human Rights Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane has announced an inquiry into racial … [Read more...]

ICC…

Nov. 29, 2017 CBC News – Murray Brewster Former MP to ask International Criminal Court to investigate Canada's Afghan war conduct Former New Democrat MP Craig Scott is appealing in a 90 page brief to the International criminal court to … [Read more...]

More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]