Breaking badge…

    Sept 21, 2015 Toronto Star – Jayme Poisson and Jesse McLean Breaking Badge – A four part series The series brings to light the frequency and types of misbehaviour by police officers and the apparent double standard applied to them under the … [Read more...]

Terrorism wins…

    Feb 19, 2015  Globe and Mail – Campbell Clark New poll finds Harper’s anti-terror bill is a political juggernaut 82% of Canadians approve the new Terrorism Bill (C-51) and 36% say it does not go far enough according to an Angus Reid Institute … [Read more...]

Civil rights, political gain…

  Dec 1, 2014  Chronicle Herald (Halifax) – Dan Leger Eroding civil rights for political gain   Two bills being steamrolled through the Parliament (C-13 and C-44) are dangerous and effectively a denial of a fair trial.  The informant can be fully … [Read more...]

Budget cuts, again…

Aug. 22, 2014  Kelowna Now - Anita Sthankiya Millions in Budget Cuts to BC's Anti-Gang Units  BC has had a very serious gang problem with violence spilling into the streets.  The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s (CFSEU) was formed to … [Read more...]


 Aug 19, 2013  Huffington Post – Canadian Press Access to Justice in Canada 'Abysmal,' Report Says   A summary report to the Saskatoon meeting of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says that access to the law in Canada fails badly for people who … [Read more...]

Crime and punishment: Time for a more reasoned debate

Danny Graham, criminal justice advisor in Canada and internationally, reports that comparable European democracies basing policy on "what works" are achieving much lower crime rates than Canada, with lower incarceration and huge fiscal savings. He … [Read more...]

Chief Justice of Alaska calls for Smart Justice

Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti, Juneau, Alaska, asks the legislature to consider Smart Justice. The idea that jail time is the fitting response to every crime, or even to most crimes, has become an expensive and a possibly unnecessary proposition. … [Read more...]

Vera Institute: Reallocating justice resources

With fewer dollars available, state criminal justice agencies are challenged to increase public safety while coping with smaller budgets. This report distills lessons from 14 U.S. states that passed research-driven sentencing and corrections reform … [Read more...]