Screaming into silence…

July 2, 2021 McLean’s – Cindy Blackstock Screaming into silence – Cindy Blackstock: I believe those little spirits buried on the grounds of residential schools came to ensure the work gets done to end the injustices facing … [Read more...]

Deep polarity…

Jan 29, 2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) - Emily Kubin, Curtis Puryear, Chelsea Schein, and Kurt Gray Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts Just the facts Sgt Friday used to say, just … [Read more...]

A star has passed…

Jan 22, 2021  Sheila Arthurs (1937-2021) The arc of justice may have slipped a notch this past week with the sudden death of Sheila Arthurs of Ottawa, long a restorative justice advocate and an active participant with Smart Justice Canada.  Born … [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...]

Public health, Public safety…

May 18, 2020 (Ed note: Both these organizations are very reputable in research and advocacy in the United States and may be helpful in the pursuits of similar objectives in Canada where the scene is much the same for the threat of Coronavirus and … [Read more...]

Time bomb…

March 29, 2020 (Ed note:  The warnings about prisons as a time bomb have surfaced for some time already in the life of Covid-19.  Can anyone provide any analysis as to why the legal system is so inflexible that even at this stage there is only … [Read more...]

Guns…

Feb 13, 2020 iPolitics – Tim Naumetz Trudeau statement on Canadian gun law sparks Conservative outrage in Commons Political posturing by both Liberal and Conservative governments has now taken over the issues around gun control.  Prompted by … [Read more...]

Rights violated…

Dec 16, 20119 CBC News Quebec's top court won't suspend province's religious symbols ban, but judges say rights being violated How does a court agree that rights are violated without proscribing a remedy?  The top Quebec court decision came in a … [Read more...]

Stolen Dreams …

Sept 24, 2019  BBC (UK) Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change' A 16 year old Swedish girl has shaken a world audience with the urgency and proximity of global disaster from climate change.  Her remarks before the UN in New York … [Read more...]

Still moms…

April 24, 2019  Elizabeth Fry Society (Ottawa) No mother left behind… We have often written about the criminal justice system in Canada and its impact on women.  Needless to say, as many as 7 of 10 women in jail are also mothers separated from … [Read more...]