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...]

Dementia…

    Dec. 1, 2015 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 30, 2015) Canada needs a plan to deal with increase in dementia After a strident reminder that other countries, notably Japan, are dealing better with dementia, the Star is quick to point out … [Read more...]

A chance to live great lives…

    Oct. 18, 2015  Globe and Mail – Naheed Nenshi – Mayor of Calgary Divided, Canada stands to lose what makes it great For those who may need a refreshed sense of what we struggle to achieve and maintain as Canadian values, Nenshi’s … [Read more...]

Collateral damages…

     Sept 11, 2015 N.Y. Times (US) – Shaila Dewan The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice  This article started in the context of lesser penalties for corporate crime because the penalty may harm the lives of innocent employees and … [Read more...]

Temporary vs permanent…

    Sept 3, 2015  Vancouver Sun – Tara Carman Canada favours temporary residents to permanent: report  - Former immigration minister Jason Kenney calls findings ‘complete rubbish’ Harsha Walia, a co-author of the report entitled Never … [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...]