1 in 200…

    June 12, 2015 (Ed note:  In the June 2, 2015 issue of communiqué in an article entitled “Mandela rules” the intro confused the Penal Reform International and the Prison Reform Trust.  It was in fact, Penal Reform International, whose … [Read more...]

Silence less than golden…

     June 9, 2015 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson MPs new sexual harassment policy still keeps bad behaviour in the dark Canada is closer to becoming one of the first countries in the world to have a policy for sexual harassment between … [Read more...]

Parliamentary oversight…

    May 19, 2015  Toronto Star:  Grant Mitchell, Roméo Dallaire and Hugh Segal Canada’s national security agencies need parliamentary oversight - In this era of enormous complexity and ambiguity, the need for oversight on intelligence … [Read more...]

Significant damages…

     May 12, 2015 Public Services Foundation of Canada Crisis in Correctional Services: Overcrowding and inmates with mental health problems in provincial correctional facilities This is a 63 page downloadable pdf describing the consequences … [Read more...]

Hate crimes…

    May 11, 2015  CBC News – Neil MacDonald Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel - Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans  In a startling disclosure, the federal government … [Read more...]

Violence in Youth Centre

  June 26, 2014  Toronto Star – Patty Winsa Self-defence training, protective equipment ordered for youth jail guards after attacks, union says  The Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton has had several recent incidents of violence in which … [Read more...]

Cyberbullying

 May 4, 2013  Hamilton Spectator Cyberbullying: growing trend that takes a toll - Social media make hatred so much easier, Grade 11 student tells panel  Teen advocate Rebecca Sampson says at a hate crime forum that 47% of parents have reported … [Read more...]

On secret trials, mental illness and crime

December 11, 2012 Rabble.ca – David P. Ball Canada's secret trials, immigration policy under fire on Human Rights Day Events in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Saskatoon, Ottawa, and Halifax rallied “support for Canadian Muslims rounded … [Read more...]