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...]

Big business…

Oct 27, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Recreational weed could be a $22.6B industry: study Recently a number of prominent organizations have voiced interest in getting involved as dispensers of legalized marijuana for both medical and … [Read more...]

Senate muscle…

June 16, 2016 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Physician-assisted dying bill passes Senate 64-12, sent back to House - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has already thrown cold water on a major amendment The vote in the Senate was 64-12 with one … [Read more...]

Policy movement…

June 12, 2016 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Policymaking as a movement: Is the public service ready for Trudeau? Lenihan recalls the discovery of how the various silos of government were linked when the digital revolution offered the … [Read more...]

Senate teeth?

April 17, 2016  National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Senators who fear assisted dying law violates charter willing to amend, kill it After so long talking about the weakness of the Senate, here’s a twist.  Bryden is reporting … [Read more...]

Babies in prison…

Dec. 3, 2015  Metro-Toronto – Sidney Cohen Broken Bonds: How living with babies in jail changed inmates' lives What happens when a women is sentenced to prison and is at once pregnant?  Here is the first part of a series with the story of … [Read more...]

Hard truths…

Nov. 3, 2015 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Residential school documents to be publicly available for first time National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is making the documents accumulated during the investigations on the … [Read more...]

Justice at issue…

     Oct 29, 2015 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberal justice: experts expect less punitive, more principled approach to crime - Legalizing pot, repealing parts of anti-terror law and reviewing sentencing regime on agenda  Justice issues … [Read more...]

Dangerous tactics…

    Oct 26 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Erna Paris Canada is not immune to the most dangerous tactic in politics The article is a timely warning us of a most dangerous political tactic and to be wary of pitting the majority against an immigrant … [Read more...]

Branches of government…

     July 9, 2015 LawNow - Lorraine Snyder and Dustin Martin Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government The article is a good primer for legal lay people witnessing the current tensions between the PMO and … [Read more...]