Spying and terrorists…

Aug 26, 2016 Canada.com – Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen Federal spies suddenly intercepting 26 times more Canadian phone calls and communications Huge increases in the amount of personal and private communications may be approved by the watchdog … [Read more...]

Punishing mental illness…

    Aug. 17, 2015 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Ontario justice system ‘punishes’ mental illness The John Howard Society of Ontario is about to release a new report on the interface of mental health and criminal justice.  The report is … [Read more...]

Life means life, anyway…

    Mar 4, 2015  CBC News – Laura Peyton Stephen Harper proposes bill to deny parole for some murderers The article includes a one minute video of the Prime Minister answering a question from a reporter about ending the possibility of parole … [Read more...]

SCC and policy…

    Nov 28, 2014 Canada.com – Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen Supreme Court named 'policymaker of the year'  The MacDonald Institute, a conservative think tank, has named the Supreme Court of Canada the policy maker of the year for its ten … [Read more...]

Fear and rights…

   Oct. 19, 2014    CBC News – Kady O’Malley ISIS threat could mute objections to expanded anti-terror laws, critics fear -  'Once we give up our rights and liberties, it's very hard to get them back,' says Green MP Elizabeth May  … [Read more...]

New legislation…

 Oct 14, 2014  CTV News Public safety minister to introduce bill for tracking homegrown terrorists abroad While details are still scarce, Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney has announced the government’s intent to introduce new legislation … [Read more...]

Creating inequality…

  Sept 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved Blitz finds nearly half of companies with interns break law  Here’s a lesson on why there is a growing income gap.  A blitz by the provincial labour department in Ontario has revealed that … [Read more...]

Corrosive justice

 May 9, 2013   Toronto Star – Editorial (May 8, 2013) Ontario judge blasts Harper government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda: Editorial Judge Melvyn Green’s article in the Criminal Lawyers Association Journal has prompted the Star to endorse … [Read more...]

Schools

April 26, 2013  Halifax Herald (video)  Tories and NDP in sync on cyber-bullying  Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper seem to agree but this report is not sure about exactly what they agree on with reference to criminalizing preventative … [Read more...]