Reparations…

Mar 14, 2019 Manchester Guardian (US Desk, UK) – Peter C. Baker In Chicago, reparations aren’t just an idea. They’re the law This is another striking long read from the Guardian; perhaps the story is too bold to be told by the US media.  … [Read more...]

Learnings…

Jan 9, 2019 CBC News – Sidney Cohen New jail for women in Fort Smith to have higher security rating, segregation The decision to change from two minimum security houses without locks to a new wing with locks and fences at the Ft. Smith … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge struck down…

Dec 15, 2018 Lawyer’s Daily (Canada) - LexisNexis Top court strikes down mandatory victim surcharge for imposing cruel and unusual punishment on poor “The Supreme Court has 7-2 struck down the mandatory victim surcharge enacted by the … [Read more...]

Senate teeth?

April 17, 2016  National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Senators who fear assisted dying law violates charter willing to amend, kill it After so long talking about the weakness of the Senate, here’s a twist.  Bryden is reporting … [Read more...]

Broken…

March 11, 2016 Hill Times – Ally Foster Tories’ ‘tough-on-crime’ approach has broken Canada’s justice system, say experts The Hill Times, in the light of the recent Report to Parliament by the Correctional Investigator, assembled a … [Read more...]

Nurse violence…

     Nov. 1, 2015  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Workplace violence makes nursing one of Canada’s most dangerous professions Nurses are probably engaged in the country’s most dangerous profession because of the nature and extent of … [Read more...]

Our common future…

     Sept 27, 2015  DesmogCanada: Clearing the PR Pollution – David Suzuki It's Time to Talk About a New Vision for the Canadian Economy  We argue, says Suzuki, about the economy all the time: jobs, surpluses or deficits, pipelines and so … [Read more...]

Power…

Nov. 3, 2014  Canada.com – Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen The power to fight terrorism: What's already on the books?  The article offers an overview of laws already on the books but rarely used as a means of fighting terrorism.  Press includes … [Read more...]

Barring the mentally ill…

  Oct. 5, 2014  Ottawa Community News – Blair Edwards Barring treatment for the mentally ill - Prisons are the new institutions for people with mental-health issues say critics of Canada’s penal policies  Farhat Rehman, an Ottawa mother of … [Read more...]

Safety in jail?

To our readers… Canada Day wishes:  A more just and compassionate Canada   June 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Inquest juries speak out on jail hanging deaths. Is anybody listening?  138 people have hanged themselves while in … [Read more...]