Old wounds again…

Oct. 2, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Aedan Helmer Wounds 'fresh again' in Wilno as Basil Borutski murder trial begins in Ottawa This article fascinatingly and powerfully captures the poignant complexity of the way the criminal justice process works … [Read more...]

Driving grass…

Sept 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Ontario plans tougher penalties for drug-impaired drivers The feds have already announced the intent to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from the current .08 to .05, making the .05 a criminal … [Read more...]

More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [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...]

Innocence Canada…

Oct 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’ - Funding woes mean organization responsible for 21 exonerations will no longer take on new cases. Also known as the Association in Defence of the … [Read more...]

Risk mitigation and pre-emption…

Aug 24, 2016 Policy Options – Amarnath Amarasingam and Craig Forcese Radicalization and violence in Canada: The Aaron Driver case The authors are trying to provide some insight and clarity around what leads to radicalization and then in turn to … [Read more...]

Peace bonds…

Aug. 19, 2016 CBC News – Susana Mas Canada to increase anti-terror efforts with new office to curb radicalization - Public safety minister acknowledges limitations of peace bond in Aaron Driver case Driver was the young man turned terrorist and … [Read more...]

Chronic Delays…

Aug 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns The SCC of Canada’s Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is on record for the need to diversify the federal … [Read more...]