Freedom and justice…

Nov 27, 2020 N.Y. Times – Ben Hubbard Saudi Activist Who Fought for Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court - Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. … [Read more...]

Welfare in Canada (2019) Report

Nov 20, 2020  Maytree Foundation – Welfare in Canada (2019) This annual report may prove helpful as Canada discusses how to remedy the loss of income and worsening threats of increasing poverty from covid.  There is both a province by province … [Read more...]

Dry cell…

Nov 10, 2020 – CBC News - Federal prison investigators press for changes in use of 'dry cells' - Current correctional investigator calls dry cell conditions 'by far the most restrictive imaginable' The controversy over the use of segregation in … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

Aug 28, 2020 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Federal, Ontario governments under fire for handling of solitary confinement Court rulings have found the solitary practices in Canada’s prisons unconstitutional but prison and human right advocates are … [Read more...]

Hurry up!

Feb 29, 2020 Toronto Star - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Contributor and president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Ford hires U.S. firm to push Ontarians off welfare A hit team against the poor and vulnerable? A US company will get paid … [Read more...]

Holiday hunger…

May 27, 2019  Human Rights Watch (UK) Interview: Scraping Together Pennies for a Loaf of Bread – Human Rights Watch Stephanie Hancock speaks to Western Europe researcher Kartik Raj to find out. UK Welfare Policy is Pushing Families into … [Read more...]

Gender at Davos…

Jan 25, 2018 Davos Newsletter 7 things that happened on the first day of Davos 2018 Many anti-poverty advocates are encouraged that Davos – The World Economic Forum - is focusing again on inequities, both economic and gender.  Our Trudeau … [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Jan 11, 2018 CTV News Report obtained by CTV News shows lack of confidence in military justice system An as yet unpublished but interim study of the Canadian military justice system insists that there is widespread lack of confidence in the … [Read more...]

A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Absurdly punitive…

May 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Editorial (May 13, 2016) Undo Harper’s punitive pardon policy As the Liberal government begins an assessment of the changes brought under the Conservative tough-on-crime laws, issues involved the practices … [Read more...]