On filling jails…

   May 7, 2014  Halifax Herald – Paul McLeod More parole board refusals keep prisoners in jail longer, AG says   This report suggests that a 14% increase in the failure to achieve discretionary parole accounts for the 9% growth in the … [Read more...]

NCR and high risk…

Nov. 25, 2013  CTV News – Canadian Press Tories re-introduce NCR legislation, which includes high-risk designation   Justice Minister Peter McKay announced the federal government will re-introduce the bill to make more difficult the release … [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...]

Prorogation and C-54

 Aug. 22, 2013  The Tri-Cities Now (Coquitlam, BC) – Jeremy Deutsch Victims disappointed - Prime Minister prorogues and stalls bill C-54  In 2008 in Merritt, BC, Allan Schoenborn killed the three children of Darcie Clark.  C-54 was intended … [Read more...]

Smart-on-crime

 Aug. 16, 2013  U.S. Attorney General Smart on Crime: Reforming the Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century  This document, released by the Attorney General offers five goals and five principles for implementing Smart-on-crime.  There are … [Read more...]

7-24 centre in inner city

Aug. 2, 2013 CBC News - Winnipeg Inner-city kids petition for 24-hour drop-in centre - Activist says centre would help keep kids safe from gangs  Romando Nilles, a youthful community worker in the North End of Winnipeg, was on the verge of taking … [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...]

NCR in bombing attempt?

 July 29, 2013 Vancouver Sun – Louise Dickson, Times Colonist B.C. Legislature bomb plot accused John Nuttall in psychiatric hospital  Defense lawyer Thomas Morino says that Nutall, (and probably his co-accused Amanda Marie Korody) has been … [Read more...]

Not lower, again?

 July 26, 2013 Globe and Mail – Jill Mahoney Canada’s crime rate drops to lowest level since 1972  The crime rate and the crime severity rate both dropped again in 2012, both by 3%.  Homicides are down by 10%, critics say the crimes in the … [Read more...]

Wagemark

 July 25, 2013  Toronto Star – Carol Goar New ‘Wagemark’ logo for fair-wage companies   Here’s an idea!  How about if there were a logo a company could display when it held to an in-house rule that no executive could be compensated … [Read more...]