Punish or cure?

July 31, 2018 The Guardian (UK) - Samira Shackle Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished? Shackle presents the most important question plaguing contemporary prison reform.  In the light of constant confrontation with … [Read more...]

Parent and child…

June 28, 2018 Global News – Brian Hill Canada blocks teen from reuniting with family despite Taliban death threats …according to regulations created by Immigration Canada, parents and siblings of child refugees are not considered “family … [Read more...]

But to do it…

May 14, 2018 Policy Options - Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, Cheryl Webster Learning from our success in reducing youth imprisonment:  Canada’s success in reducing youth imprisonment in the last two decades is evidence that reform of the justice … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Feb. 7, 2018 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Highlighting the damage done by maternal imprisonment - Safeguarding children when sentencing parents - 17,000 children affected a year For a long time many have been stuck in the notion of punishment as … [Read more...]

Screening?

Oct 13, 2017  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows The Star is reporting that the RCMP have been using an interview guide that targets Muslims as the refugees … [Read more...]

Our Canada & the romance of the gun…

Oct 3, 2017 CBC News – Aaron Wherry Julie Payette is unscripted and at ease on first day as GG - References to scholars and poets replaced with space metaphors in aspirational speech    … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [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...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Strip search…

July 11, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Judge blasts OPP officers for ‘egregious’ strip search of impaired driving suspect Ontario court Justice Elaine Deluzio was indignant, not with the defendant of a drunk driving case, but with the … [Read more...]