Sentences…

Mar 5, 2021  The Guardian (Manchester, UK) – Kate Allen The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it Allen, the director of Amnesty International (UK) is of the opinion that human rights stand between … [Read more...]

By any other name…

Feb. 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Robyn Urback There’s only one group of Canadians the government can get away with torturing Dr Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott recently published a report on the status of solitary confinement in Canada and they, … [Read more...]

Bill C-22…

Feb.19, 2021 Government of Canada Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act C-22 is current in Frist Reading and is expected to make significant inroads into both criminal law and drug law practice.  … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [Read more...]

Public safety…

Dec 13, 2020 Toronto Star – Jim Rankin 8 Canadian voices on what they mean when they say: ‘Defund the police’ Defunding the police has become a controversial slogan about re-prioritizing the tasks of the police especially in mental health … [Read more...]

Fixing…

Dec 10, 2020 Senate of Canada – Sponsor Senator Kim Pate S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Independence of the judiciary) The bill has already passed first reading and the second reading is scheduled to start today.  The Bill aims at … [Read more...]

Freedom and justice…

Nov 27, 2020 N.Y. Times – Ben Hubbard Saudi Activist Who Fought for Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court - Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. … [Read more...]

Mental health in housing…

Nov 25, 2020 Wellesley Institute (Canada) - Vinusha Gunaseelan, Alissa Klingbaum, Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy Jurisdictional Scan of COVID-19 Provincial and Territorial Income Transfer Programs in Canada The link offers a summary of the latest … [Read more...]

Bail and covid…

Nov 19, 2020  Lawyer’s Daily – John Schofield Ontario Court of Appeal rules pandemic should not trigger automatic bail reviews While the advocates are trying to reduce risk to prisoners from Covid-19, the Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected … [Read more...]

Far right…

Oct 4, 2020  CBC News – Mark Gollom  Trump's Proud Boys remark boosts far-right group's profile, including in Canada, experts say Canada has had repeated warnings about the growth of far-right and militarized groups to date.  It may surprise … [Read more...]