Home grown…

    June 3, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (June 3, 2015) Truth and Reconciliation: Genocide or not, Canada authored this story The editorial invites the reader to play an imaginative game about a knock at the door and the end of family for … [Read more...]

Cultural genocide…

   June 2, 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Mark Kennedy Atoning for 'cultural genocide': Truth and Reconciliation Commission lays out its blueprint The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released its report (seven volumes) and an executive … [Read more...]

LWOP in limbo…

    June 1, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Tories' life-without-parole bill in limbo Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is telling media that Bill C-53, the bill that increases the sentencing for certain types of murder, also known … [Read more...]

6,000 children…

     May 30, 2015 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Residential schools findings point to 'cultural genocide,' commission chair says Justice Murray Sinclair says that after seven years of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings across … [Read more...]

Bail and over-crowding…

    May 26, 2015  Canadian Law Times – Yamri Tadesse Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud  The SCC recently ruled in R. vs. St. Cloud that, beyond the two normal reasons for denial of bail – danger to offend again or flight … [Read more...]

Basic income…

    May 22, 2015  Atlantic (US) – David R. Wheeler What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid? Income disparity is beginning to prompt a new look at the notion of guaranteed annual income.  Wheeler is offering the notion of a basic … [Read more...]

Rights of Aboriginal kids…

    April 28, 2015  Toronto Star Editorial (April 28, 2015) First Nations kids deserve the same protection as others  Much controversy surrounded the decision of Ontario Justice Gethin Edward to allow Aboriginal tradition healing to replace … [Read more...]

Pot stores…

     April 23, 2015  Globe and Mail – Frances Bula Vancouver to become first city to regulate medical pot dispensaries   Whatever else, medical marijuana is expected to be profitable.  The city of Vancouver will be the first to regulate … [Read more...]

Judicial activism?

    April 17, 2015  iPolitics – Michael Spratt ‘Judicial activism’ isn’t killing Harper’s crime agenda — Harper is  Ottawa lawyer Spratt walks us through the five steps process from conservative platform through bill proposal … [Read more...]

For the record…

    April 15, 2015  Toronto Star Four ways the Supreme Court has battled the Conservatives on crime The failure of federal legislation to meet the test of the Charter of Rights continues.  Here, the STAR lists the rejections from the SCC on … [Read more...]