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...]

Live bullets…

Jan 28, 2022 – Vice.com (Canada) – Justin Ling ‘They’re Shooting Live Bullets at Us’: Guards Keep Firing Guns at Edmonton’s Federal Prison - Inmates, corrections guards, and advocates tell VICE World News that they’re extremely … [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...]

Secondary punishment…

Feb. 7, 2018 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Highlighting the damage done by maternal imprisonment - Safeguarding children when sentencing parents - 17,000 children affected a year For a long time many have been stuck in the notion of punishment as … [Read more...]

Military justice slow and costly…

Jan 11, 2018 CTV News Report obtained by CTV News shows lack of confidence in military justice system An as yet unpublished but interim study of the Canadian military justice system insists that there is widespread lack of confidence in the … [Read more...]

Indigenous Wisdom for 2018…

Dec 31, 2017 Cindy Blackstone   (Twitter at  https://twitter.com/cblackst?s=03  - scroll down a bit and they are in reverse order starting with #11)  Indigenous advocate and educator Blackstone offers 11 suggestions for government to change the … [Read more...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

Why? Said the Judge…

Aug 15, 2017 Toronto Star – Brendan Kennedy ‘Why is this man in prison?’, judge asks government lawyer in immigration detention case This is an odd question but one which flows from the ability of the Immigration Department / CBSA to hold in … [Read more...]

Coming and going…

Feb 5, 2027 CBC News – Evan Dyer  Canada looking at legality of enforcing Trump travel ban on Canadian soil - Legal concerns over ban could run up against customs pre-clearance agreement While the federal courts and legal scholars fight back … [Read more...]

Poverty, homelessness and kids…

Aug. 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin Report shines light on poverty’s role on kids in CAS system Two researchers have a new report casting the spotlight of poverty on the process of child care in Ontario.  The report, … [Read more...]