Certainties

Nov. 11, 2019 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson It’s Important to Doubt Our Certainties In the aftermath of the federal election, and the general distaste for its headlong rush into thrashing personalities while avoid the issues, Pearson … [Read more...]

Inquests and recommendations…

Dec 22, 2018 Ottawa Citizen – Blair Crawford Jury delivers sweeping recommendations to prevent jail suicides Cleve Geddes was arrested for uttering threats and assaulting a police officer, A court ordered a psychiatric examination but since … [Read more...]

Guns and violence…

March 4, 2018 Global News – Natasha Pace Domestic violence court opens in Halifax, officials anticipate 1,000 cases annually A court that deals specifically with cases of domestic violence has opened in Halifax.  The court will sit one day a … [Read more...]

Abuse causes imprisonment…

Sept 17, 2017 Common Dreams (US) – Sarah Lazare Locked Up for Surviving: The Untold Story of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline - New study concludes that a history of abuse is not just a predictor of future incarceration—it is a cause This … [Read more...]

Civil justice…

Sept 7, 2017 Globe and Mail - Allison Speigel Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken Speigel is a commercial litigator who thinks that the current status of civil law – an international ranking of 112 out of 190 countries … [Read more...]

Zombie politics…

  Nov. 28, 2013   Moyers and Company – Bill Moyers and Henry Giroux Henry Giroux on Zombie Politics  Giroux is a professor at McGill University.  This interview (45 minutes and well worth the time and trouble), and perhaps some of … [Read more...]

Blaming the victims

  Sept 6, 2013 –  CBC News Ottawa's research on trafficking of aboriginal women panned - Some in aboriginal community accuse government of blaming victims  A RFP by the federal government is asking for researchers to look at the potential for … [Read more...]

FASD

 July 30, 2013  Toronto Star – Guest opinion by Shelia Burns Turning around Ontario lives hurt by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder  The author, a Community Leadership in Justice Fellow, Law Foundation of Ontario, says that fetal alcohol … [Read more...]