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...]

First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

MMIW resignations…

July 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Tanya Talaga Executive director of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls inquiry resigns As further proof of the tensions and problems confronting the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women inquiry, the … [Read more...]

Canadian, eh?

June 18, 2017   National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) Press Release Preclearance agreement trumps protection of travelers from Canada to U.S. Yesterday’s communiqué noted several House of Commons bills anticipated before the summer … [Read more...]

More on delay…

June 15, 2017 National Post - Christie Blatchford  Senate report on court delays gets at big truths about criminal justice system The Senate has just finished and published its review of the court delays.  The Supreme Court case of R vs Jordan … [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...]