Feet in prison…

April 20, 2019 Vatican News – Dennis Watkins Pope washes inmates' feet at Mass of Lord’s Supper In a tradition Holy Week gesture of solidarity and reconciliation, Pope Francis this week visited Velletri Prison, just outside Rome to celebrate … [Read more...]

Aging and dying in prison…

Mar 4, 2019 Office of the Correctional Investigator Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody Here is a scathing indictment about how Correctional Services Canada is treating older and … [Read more...]

Mr. Big…

Mar 16, 2018 The Tyee (BC) – Kate Puddister Canadian Police Need to Rethink the Mr. Big Method - Used in the Tina Fontaine case, undercover approach to obtaining criminal confessions risks integrity of police investigations. The accused in the … [Read more...]

Military justice slow and costly…

Jan 11, 2018 CTV News Report obtained by CTV News shows lack of confidence in military justice system An as yet unpublished but interim study of the Canadian military justice system insists that there is widespread lack of confidence in the … [Read more...]

Big data, big brother…

Jan 3, 2018   CBC News – Brett Ruskin Canadian government to search social media using artificial intelligence to predict suicides - Feds to hire company with patented method to identify online trends and predict real-life events This latest … [Read more...]

Criminalizing mental illness…

May 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Michael Bryant and Graham Brown Judge exposes how we criminalize mental illness The authors, Bryant, a former Ontario Attorney General, and Brown a policy analyst from John Howard, are insistent that the justice system … [Read more...]

90 victims only…

Mar 21, 2017 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database At the time, estimate were that there were over 1200 murdered or missing women, a number later pronounced … [Read more...]

Sanctuary…

Feb 22, 2017  Toronto Star – Allan Woods Canada-U.S. border the final frontier for refugee-seekers The article offers an insightful side of the activity at one of Canada’s popular land border crossings between the US and Canada.  The site is … [Read more...]

An end to homelessness…

Oct 20, 2016  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz, Erin Dej, Tim Richter, Melanie Redman The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016: "Can we prevent and end homelessness in … [Read more...]

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...]