Blind spots…

July 15, 2018 Policy Options: Parents in Prison: A public policy blind spot - Sophie de Saussure The criminal justice reform bill fails to address the social effects of a parent’s incarceration on children. Bill C-75 is the Liberal government … [Read more...]

More women in jail…

May 23, 2018  (Ed note: The last edition of communiqué contained a reference and commentary on the Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) of Ottawa.  Some of the MOMS involved in the discussions around the plan to rebuild the Ottawa Carleton … [Read more...]

A beginning?

Feb 16, 2018 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people - 'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says Though short on detail, Trudeau is … [Read more...]

Travesty…

Jan 8, 2018 Toronto Star – Vicky Mochama Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty The number of women incarcerated is growing at alarming rates, especially Indigenous women (37% over the last ten years without crime rate … [Read more...]

A Better Man…

Nov. 26, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Megan Gillis After domestic violence, is A Better Man possible? Filmmaker returns to Ottawa to find out A 79 minute documentary called A Better Man was screened in Ottawa last week as part of the Restorative … [Read more...]

Deportation failures…

Nov. 21, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris 15,000 on Canada's deportation list, but some 'un-co-operative' countries won't take their citizens back - Canada Border Services Agency won't name countries, but says 'engagement strategies' are … [Read more...]

US bail and remand…

Nov 2, 2017 (Ed Note:  This past week the communiqué has experienced a hardware glitch that ultimately required an extensive amount of revision of the lists of recipients.  We had a problem with some recipients getting more than one copy of the … [Read more...]

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...]