Proposed Watchers…

Nov 10, 2022 CBC News – Brett Forester Chief backs call for Indigenous representation on proposed RCMP, CBSA watchdog - ‘It’s time that governments woke up and smell the coffee and begin to seriously engage Indigenous people' There is a … [Read more...]

Accountable…

June 23, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial (June 20, 2022) Holding officers to account - When a police service fails to police fairly and without bias, it betrays not just those caught in such discriminatory practices but all citizens. “Changing the … [Read more...]

Go directly to jail…

June 6, 2022 Homeless Hub: John Howard Society of Ontario, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness No Fixed Address: The Intersections of Justice Involvement and Homelessness This new report examines one … [Read more...]

Automatism…

May 16, 2022  CBC News – Meghan Grant Supreme Court rules extreme intoxication defence available for violent crimes in Alberta, Ontario decisions - Judges call for clarifying law around extreme intoxication defence in cases of violent … [Read more...]

A new welcome…

Feb 24, 2022  Human Rights Watch (Canada) - It’s time for Canada to truly welcome people seeking safety or a better life Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Canada have undertaken an effort to eliminate the use of jails and prisoner … [Read more...]

Hell hole…

Dec 1, 2021 The New Yorker (US) – Ian Urbina The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe - Tired of migrants arriving from Africa, the E.U. has created a shadow immigration system that captures them before they reach its shores, and … [Read more...]

Basic Income Revolution…

Nov. 30, 2021 (Ed note: This edition of communiqué marks the tenth year of its production, two to three times per week on average.  The newsletter and Smart Justice Network Canada are served by volunteers without staff or employees.  We celebrate … [Read more...]

Pandora’s Papers…

Oct. 13, 2021 Toronto Star – Staff Explainer: What are Pandora Papers, which leaders are mentioned and why hasn’t Canada laid a charge on offshore tax havens? The Pandora Papers are leaked documents about who hold what amounts of tax free … [Read more...]

Home…

Aug 27, 2021 Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Blue Door The Future of Men’s Supportive Housing in York Region: An Exploratory Study Blue Door of York Region has partnered with Homeless Hub to research two questions in chronic and episodic … [Read more...]

Sapers and Doob back…

July 25, 2021   Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup and Patrick White Former correctional investigator Howard Sapers to chair federal advisory panel on prisoner isolation In an apparent effort to salvage the mess the federal government made with … [Read more...]