Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [Read more...]

Bigger jails no cure…

May 5, 2017 –  Ottawa Sun – Irene Matthias, Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) MATHIAS: Bigger jail no cure-all Matthias is reflecting on her oft repeated message that caging people is no answer. MOMS is an Ottawa group of mothers whose … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

3 D’s…

April 21, 2017 Blogger and retired Judge Marion Lane Three Ds to Reduce Delay in the Criminal Courts The Minister of Justice is meeting with the provinces next week to tackle the issue of delays in the criminal courts.  Judge Lane has three … [Read more...]

Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Way more than 1,200…

Mar 1, 2017 National Post – Kristy Kirkup Number of missing, murdered indigenous women ‘way bigger than 1,200,’ minister says In mid-February, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reflected on the experiences of the initial work of … [Read more...]

Peace be upon you…

Jan 31, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial Jan 30, 2017 Canada must stand strong in wake of attack on mosque The editorial, while prising the political leadership for their offers of condolences and solidarity, insists that we have had any number of … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

Lies…

Dec 16, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism Better known as Davos, this forum is preparing for its annual meeting next year with a series of three articles on world economic conditions and where they … [Read more...]

Flawed bill…

Dec 15, 2016   Ottawa Citizen – Marie-Danielle Smith Newly-emboldened Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act Bill S-3 is a senate bill and the third attempt to address the issue of … [Read more...]