No reform…

Nov. 4, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily SCC overturns lower court decision, rules Criminal Code provisions on sentencing constitutional “A divided Supreme Court of Canada has overturned a Court of Appeal decision, ruling Nov. 4 that certain Criminal Code … [Read more...]

Redemption…

Oct 31, 2022 Canadian Press - Joseph Brean Supreme Court declares parts of sex offender registry unconstitutional “A law cannot deprive the life, liberty, or security of the person of even one individual in a way that is inconsistent with the … [Read more...]

On progress…

Oct 3, 2022 CBC News - Truth and Reconciliation Count Beyond 94 – Truth and Reconciliation in Canada The link is to a program tracking the responses to the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  “The site provides … [Read more...]

Second chances…

Sept 30, 2022 Toronto Star - Emilie Coyle, Pamela Cross, Pam Hrick Sealing criminal records of marginalized people will improve many lives - When we use criminal records to determine suitability for jobs, housing and volunteering, we recreate … [Read more...]

Voice of Fire…

Aug 19, 2022 Just published:  Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising - Brandi Morin (House of Anansi Press, 2022) This book, also available as an e-book, is an excellent resource around the impact of the cultural genocide against the … [Read more...]

Grotesque greed…

Aug 10, 2033 (Last newsletter advertised the availability of a British Lancet article entitled “Social thinning and stress generation after childhood mistreatment: a neurocognitive social transactional model of psychiatric vulnerability” by … [Read more...]

Trauma and more…

Aug. 8, 2022  The Lancet: Psychiatry (England’s medical journal) Prof Eamon McCrory, PhD.  DClinPsy.,   Lucy Foulkes, Ph D.,  Prof Essi Viding, Ph D. (All three authors are at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University … [Read more...]

To do’s…

Aug 5, 2022 Global News – Heidi Lee What comes after Pope Francis’ apology? Here’s what advocates say “Apologies to me are not about words. Most importantly, they’re about actions,” Blackstock, the executive director of the First … [Read more...]

Punishment and more…

May 27, 2022  The Conversation – (Queen’s University) - Jessica Templem Punishment vs. deportation: What we can learn from the case of the truck driver in the Humbolt Broncos bus crash The title of this article may be somewhat confusing … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day…

May 6, 2022 Globe and Mail – Patrick White ‘Shocking and shameful’: For the first time, Indigenous women make up half the female population in Canada’s federal prisons While the 50 /50 split in federally incarcerated women between … [Read more...]