An end to homelessness…

Oct 20, 2016  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz, Erin Dej, Tim Richter, Melanie Redman The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016: "Can we prevent and end homelessness in … [Read more...]

Strip searches…

July 28, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Police watchdog to review police use of strip searches Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) Gerry McNeilly says he has had enough.  He is using the full power of his office to … [Read more...]

Suicide contagion…

June 7, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Woodstock students stage walkout over ‘suicide contagion’ High school students in this small Ontario town close to London will walk out of classes today to protest the suicide of five students so … [Read more...]

Oversight…

April 14, 2016 Hill Times-on-line – Peter Mazereeuw Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight Oversight is the operative word since two detainees have died in CBSA custody within a week of each other.  (The same issue is still following … [Read more...]

Eleven one day…

April 11, 2016  Toronto Star – Johnathan Forani Attawapiskat in state of emergency following rash of suicide attempts - A state of emergency was declared following a rash of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat First Nation. “People are getting … [Read more...]

Taxes owing…

April 4, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Cribb and Marco Chown Oved How offshore banking is costing Canada billions of dollars a year $199 billion in foreign has been declared by Canadians but experts say that the amount is only a small fraction of … [Read more...]

Income inequality and human rights…

March 31, 2016 Open Democracy - Gaby Oré Aguilar and Ignacio Saiz Tackling inequality as injustice: four challenges for the human rights agenda The insistence here is that the global inequality of income that creates poverty and misery is a … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

March 2, 2016 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Data reveal 'shocking' numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary - More than 1,600 inmates were admitted to solitary confinement at two jails over a five-month period last year. Solitary confinement in … [Read more...]

PTSD

March 19, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius 'Where do they get help?' PTSD and stress in the police force PTSD among front line first responders are again in the news with the suicide of an Ottawa Mountie assigned to the Embassy Protection … [Read more...]

Justice mandate…

    Nov. 13, 2015 Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Mandate Letter The Canadian public has been hearing about the mandate letter given to each federal government minister to guide … [Read more...]