Charity does, and wants to speak…

Sept 7, 2016 CBC News – Dean Beeby Anti-poverty group launches challenge of political-activity limits - Anti-poverty charity says curbs on political activity violate charter right to free expression For some time now, Canadian charities have … [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...]

The war at home…

April 1, 2016 CBC Firsthand The War At Home This 44 minute documentary examines the fall out of domestic violence.  Frighteningly, “across Canada, a woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner.  3,000 more flee their homes each … [Read more...]

A system of paralysis…

    May 14, 2015  CBC Radio – Anna Maria Tremonti Chris Hedges says America on road to revolution, even in Baltimore Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hodges is interviewed by Tremonti on the discontent in American cities and the US prison … [Read more...]

A tool of control and punishment…

   Jan 19, 2014 Toronto Star – Breese Davies Time to get rid of solitary confinement  The guest commentary is by the vice-president of the Criminal Lawyers Association and counsel at the Ashley Smith inquest.  Davies says:  “We can no … [Read more...]

RJ and root causes…

    Jan 7, 2014  Chronicle Herald (Halifax)  -  Danny Graham Restorative justice gets to the root of the evil  Graham, one of the founders of Smart Justice Network, offers his take on the appropriateness of restorative justice as a … [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...]

Police privatization…

  Nov. 21, 2014  Toronto Star - Alex Boutilier Conservative government to study privatization of some police services  The federal conservatives have noticed the increasing cost of policing while crime is decreasing and have turned to a study … [Read more...]

Our honour…

   Nov. 12, 2014  Toronto Star – Bruce Davis Fallen soldier was the ‘bon vivant’ of Gananoque   In an article appropriate to the aftermath of much talk of our honour and Canadian values sustained by the veterans, this reflection by … [Read more...]

Why conflict with courts?

   Aug 8, 2014  CBC News – Justin Ling Analysis:  Harper government's legal setbacks suggest strategy of confrontation  CBC’s Justin Ling answers a question many have wondered about: why so many federal government legislative … [Read more...]