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...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

Promises of repair…

Oct 28, 2016 Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices Following the review of the practices around segregation in provincial jails in 2015, the Ministry of Correctional Services has announced a … [Read more...]

Restitution to victims…

Oct 17, 2016 Victoria Times Colonist – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Justice minister expected to reveal plans for victim surcharge this week We have been living with mandatory victim surcharges for over three years now.  The surcharge practice … [Read more...]

The cost of public service…

    Oct. 15, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Canada’s senior public officials targeted by little-known corruption law A law buried in an omnibus budget bill (Bill C-31) but not yet proclaimed seeks to discover and monitor the financial … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge…

    Oct. 7, 2015  CBC News – Jason Proctor Victim surcharge won't make homeless offender more accountable, B.C. judge says - Mandatory $200 fine on impoverished offender found to be cruel and unusual punishment  BC Judge Donna Senniw says … [Read more...]

Tribal courts…

    Aug 7, 2015  Newsminer.com (Alaska) – Tribal courts conference in Fairbanks touts progress with state  The article reports on a three day conference in Fairbanks attempting to promote restorative justice through the use of tribal … [Read more...]

Bail and over-crowding…

    May 26, 2015  Canadian Law Times – Yamri Tadesse Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud  The SCC recently ruled in R. vs. St. Cloud that, beyond the two normal reasons for denial of bail – danger to offend again or flight … [Read more...]

Presumption…

  Sept 7, 2014  Toronto Star – Carol Goar Presumption of innocence whittled away  Goar lines up the various authorities who have support a clean-up of the remand system as an instant cash saver, including government panels, economists, the … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge…

  Aug. 3, 2014  Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Prominent Ottawa judge strikes down mandatory victim surcharge  Ontario Court Justice David Paciocco has declared $900 in mandatory victim surcharge fines against Inuit Shaun Michael … [Read more...]