Screening?

Oct 13, 2017  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows The Star is reporting that the RCMP have been using an interview guide that targets Muslims as the refugees … [Read more...]

Abuse causes imprisonment…

Sept 17, 2017 Common Dreams (US) – Sarah Lazare Locked Up for Surviving: The Untold Story of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline - New study concludes that a history of abuse is not just a predictor of future incarceration—it is a cause This … [Read more...]

A family looks at opioids…

Sept 8, 2017  HuffPost – Althia Raj Helen Jennens Lost Both Her Sons To Overdoses. Here's What She Wanted To Ask Trudeau. "We live it, we sleep it, we breathe it, we walk it." This is a disturbing look at one case of two deaths in the same … [Read more...]

Mum the word?

Aug 18, 2017 CBC News Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show The directive appeared first in 2015 and applies to all conversation between a pastor and his/her parishioner in a counselling situation with … [Read more...]

First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

National strategy…

June 6, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Amid pressure, officials draft national solitary confinement strategy British Columbia’s prisons director, Stephanie Macpherson, has announced without further comment that the federal government and … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

Violence against Women…

Mar 31, 2017 Government of Canada – National Committee on the Status of Women Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada Marilyn Gladu, the Chair of the National Committee on the Status of Women, has tabled this … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

Zombie laws…

Mar 9, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Federal government to axe 'zombie laws' from Canada's Criminal Code - Bans on abortion, duelling and water-skiing at night remain on books after being struck down in court Canada’s Criminal Code has had … [Read more...]