UN and Canadian children…

June 12, 2022 CTV News – Laura Osman, Canadian Press Urgent measures must be taken to ensure rights of Canadian children: UN committee Canada is currently undergoing a review under agreement with the United Nations on the way Canada treats its … [Read more...]

Deeper…

May 9, 2022 APTN – Tom Fennario ‘Tormented my mental state’: Métis man sues Canada over his treatment in prison This lawsuit highlights a double problem: “double dooring” and the loss of video tape around incidents in prison.  … [Read more...]

Police reform…

Mar 10, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Strategic review of policing proposes fundamental reform - New Police Foundation report into future of policing proposes most fundamental reform for a generation This is the third of a series of reports … [Read more...]

Changes…

Mar 3, 2022 Sudbury Star – Harold Carmichael Violent criminal has history of brain injuries, Sudbury hearing told - Crown wants Jean-Claude Breton declared a dangerous offender The link offers a view of the process of declaring an offender … [Read more...]

Equal justice…

Oct 29, 2021 Globe and Mail – Willow Fiddler Former Thunder Bay police board chair files human-rights complaint against chief, other senior officials Friday past Georjann Morriseau, an Indigenous person and former chair of the police services … [Read more...]

Follow the money…

April 20, 2021 Department of Finance: Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/04/budget-2021-a-recovery-plan-for-jobs-growth-and-resilience.html CBC News Highlights of … [Read more...]

Special Report – Lauzon and Bail

Dec 5, 2020 Over the years, Smart Justice has identified many areas of problematic law and law application.  Bail has been a constant concern because often issues of law are ignored in favour of personal prejudice and fear of public opinion. This … [Read more...]

Bail and covid…

Nov 19, 2020  Lawyer’s Daily – John Schofield Ontario Court of Appeal rules pandemic should not trigger automatic bail reviews While the advocates are trying to reduce risk to prisoners from Covid-19, the Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected … [Read more...]

Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Stagnant…

April 17, 2020 Government of Canada COVID-19 and the Parole Board of Canada The statement (April 15, 2020) by the National Parole Board lays out the current considerations around the pandemic Covid-19 and the various parties to the consideration … [Read more...]