When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]

Perverse justice…

Sept. 17, 2019 Toronto Star - Richard D. Schneider  (Excerpted from The Death of A Butterfly) I’m a judge in mental health court. It’s perverse that criminal courts are the main providers of mental health care Who better – other than … [Read more...]

Money in jail…

Sept 5, 2019 The Guardian (UK) – Richard Davies From pecan pralines to ‘dots’ as currency: how the prison economy works From the Guardian’s long reads, this article introduces a convicted murderer’s career as a “prison journalist,” … [Read more...]

Our better angels…

Aug 31, 2019  ABC News (US) - Meghan Keneally Man who spent 36 years in prison for stealing $50 from a bakery is now set to be freed  History is not a kind teacher nor do lessons from history prompt us strongly enough to recognize and fix … [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...]

A Norway special…

July 7, 2019  (Ed note: We depart the usual variety of topics to present you who follow in particular the criminal justice system with two articles from the BBC both with some considerable staying and reflective power.)  BBC News – Emma Jane … [Read more...]

Cuts…

June 12, 2019 Canada’s National Observer - Fatima Syed Here's everything the Doug Ford government cut in its first year in office Here’s a sobering list of government and agency cuts since the Ford Government of Ontario took office one year … [Read more...]