Another review…

April 30, 2021 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ottawa announces independent review of military and promises external reporting system for sexual misconduct The news recently around the sexual assault and rape in the ranks of the Canadian Military … [Read more...]

Public Health wins…

April 18, 2021 BC Government News B.C. moves forward on drug decriminalization, new overdose emergency response funding In a news release dated April 14, 2021, the BC Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson has announced that … [Read more...]

April Fool!

April 1, 2021 (Ed note:  For this edition your editor thought that some reflection material may be more helpful than simply news stories about crime and punishment and the utter failure of prison.  The point is to look in a focused fashion at the … [Read more...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]

Only in Canada, eh…

Jan. 19, 2021  CBC News – Jonathan Montpetit Montreal servers hosted TheDonald, far-right site blamed for stirring up violence at Capitol riot - Servers provided temporary home to website amid crackdown by tech companies We may draw some … [Read more...]

Trends…

Jan. 7, 2021 Policy Options – Andrew Parkin Ten Trends That Will Shape Events in 2021 - From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics’ public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues. Parkin does … [Read more...]

First responders…

Nov. 15, 2020 Toronto Star - Rachel Collier Health PEI ignores recommendation, adds police to mobile mental health units The decision in PEI marks a sharping of the focus for the composition of first response team when mental health is the primary … [Read more...]

Correctional Investigator Report…

Oct 29, 2020  2019-20 Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator of Canada Tabled in Parliament Report Shines Light on Sexual Coercion and Violence behind Bars     Full Report Go to:  … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Fix the taxes…

Sept 23, 2020 Policy Options – Senator Kim Pate A reform of taxes would make a guaranteed liveable income feasible:  Eliminating the web of financial programs and social assistance would offset the cost of a GLI, and a five percent hike in GST … [Read more...]