Prisons and judges…

   May 6, 2014  CBC News Auditor general finds prison expansions aren't keeping pace   The auditor general, Michael Ferguson, says that not only will Canada’s prisons be over-capacity again shortly after the present round of expansion … [Read more...]

Angry kids…

   Mar 26, 2014  CBC Doc Zone DEBUT: Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents  March 27, 2014 at 9PM on CBC  The series starts with the anguished mother of Marc Lépine who later killed 14 women in Montreal.  The question is whether in this … [Read more...]

Unconstitutional sentencing…

   Mar 25, 2014 Canadian Law Times – Charlotte Santry NWT judge takes aim at Truth in Sentencing provisions  Justice Garth Malakoe of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories has ruled that the provisions of the Truth in … [Read more...]

Legal Aid…

 Jan. 22, 2014  Canadian Law Times - Yamri Taddese How does Ontario legal aid compare?   British lawyers have responded to the Jan. 6 cuts to legal aid with a strike, unprecedented in British legal history.  This article looks at the … [Read more...]

Ashley is a homicide…

  Dec. 20, 2013   Toronto Star - Donovan Vincent, Diana Zlomislic Ashley Smith inquest: Death a homicide, jury rules   A jury has found the death of Ashley Smith to be homicide without naming anyone responsible.  Julian Falconer, lawyer for … [Read more...]

Policing costs

February 13, 2013  Globe and Mail – John Ibbitson Death of Internet bill gives Toews new life to beat the drum on policing costs Ibbitson says that the government does not plan to renew the funding (expiring in April) for extra police officers … [Read more...]

Christmas special 2012

Christmas 2012 People of most religious faiths celebrate light around this time of year, largely because we find so much darkness in our lives.  The power of darkness is a constant struggle and sometimes seems to overcome the light.  Most … [Read more...]