A place for healing

 March 14, 2013  Winnipeg Free Press – Dan Lett A house for healing Derksen, a victim and long-time advocate for victims, is suggesting a new venture jointly with St. Leonard’s Society: Candace House, a place for families of victims to find … [Read more...]

Mistaking the mentally ill for criminals

 March 2, 2013  iPolitics Canada – Blogger Irwin Cotler Policy Should Not Mistake the Mentally Ill for Criminals Cotler, MP for Mount Royal, suggests that Bill C-54 is missing the crux of the problem altogether.  Rather than change – … [Read more...]

Not a citizen

December 14, 2012  Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock Born in Canada but not a citizen This report continues justification for alarm around immigration and crime.  Parents of Deepan Budlakoti, a 23-year-old first-time federal offender, became … [Read more...]

Immigration detention

December 5, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist – Katie DeRosa  Free on streets of fear What prompts refuges to take chances with human smugglers?  DeRosa follows the case of a 25 year old Sri Lankin and his family. Family dispersed, he is waiting in … [Read more...]

Boot camps?

December 4, 2012 The Conversation (Australia) – Kelly Richards and Samantha Lyneham Ten-hut! Boot camps can’t replace youth programs Australia has just passed new legislation establishing boot camps for young offenders.  Two professors from … [Read more...]

The plan all along – double bunking!

December 4, 2012   iPolitics – Laura Stone CSC poised to make double-bunking the norm, documents show Long time allegations and equally long time denials by CSC, the practice of double bunking is becoming policy, according to Stone.  … [Read more...]