Alternatives…

Sept 27, 2017 Fordham Law News (US) – John Pfaff A Better Approach to Violent Crime Pfaff begins his commentary with the frightful enumeration of the current mass incarceration circumstances.  The US imprisonment rate is 370% higher than the UK … [Read more...]

“Free, prior and informed consent…”

April 26, 2917 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People has a clause that requires governments to obtain consent for any decision that … [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...]

Torture and C-51…

Dec 8, 2016  Globe and Mail – Colin Freeze Trump’s torture view may change secrets sharing with Canada: spy watchdog executive Here’s a twist on the usual C-51 discussion about Five Eyes intelligence sharing, more specifically … [Read more...]

No life for a child…

Sept 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Immigration detention 'profoundly harmful' to children: U of T study There are an average of 242 children each year locked down in immigration detention in Canada.  The children live with their mother … [Read more...]

Full Body scanners…

May 2, 2016 Ontario Government Ministry of Social and Correctional Services - Minister Yasir Naqvi Full-body Scanners to be installed in all Adult Correctional Facilities In the middle of some terrible conditions and continual disruptions, … [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...]

Torture anyone?

      June 28, 2015 iPolitics – Kristy Smith More than a third of Canadians condone torture, says poll   The Pew Research Center is a US based group who asked Canadians about whether it is permissible to torture terrorist suspects and … [Read more...]

Politics and life…

    Mar 12, 2015  Toronto Star – Tonda MacCharles Tories table life-sentence legislation in Commons - The Conservative government has formally introduced its promised Life Means Life Act in the Commons. The legislation is showing the … [Read more...]

More jail?

    Feb 12, 2015 Law Times (Canada) – Matthew Gourlay A Criminal Mind: Time for a constructive look at bail controversies This article looks first at the legal rational sometimes used to refuse bail and then more specifically at the case of … [Read more...]