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...]

People like me don’t belong…

June 16, 2021 National Newswatch - Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs Those departing public office and the House of Commons have a rare opportunity to speak perhaps without as … [Read more...]

I know that you love me…

June 3, 2021 Blogger Paula Simons - Senator Mary Jane McCallum, a residential school survivor, who was taken from her family at the age of 5. This is very hard to hear. Which is why you should hear it. “I know that you love … [Read more...]

New patriotism…

May 25, 2021 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson Our Sense of Patriotism Has Changed Here is a poignant but forceful analysis of how we Canadians have changed over the year of confinement.  It is fortuitous that the article is coming with the May … [Read more...]

Always the children…

Sept 17, 2020 Welcome to Diana's Place, Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa's new Child and Family Centre Program! Zoe West from Elizabeth Fry is offering a virtual (electronic) tour of their new Child and Family Centre program. She also showed us … [Read more...]

Lawsuit…

May 14, 2020 HuffPost (Canada) – Samantha Beattie Government Taken to Court Over ‘Cruel’ Treatment of Prisoners during COVID-19 Pandemic - Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis. A … [Read more...]

Stagnant…

April 17, 2020 Government of Canada COVID-19 and the Parole Board of Canada The statement (April 15, 2020) by the National Parole Board lays out the current considerations around the pandemic Covid-19 and the various parties to the consideration … [Read more...]

More than sentence…

April 4, 2020 Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada (TPCP Canada) - Souheil Benslimane and Justin Piché Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Immigration, Refugees and … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]

Grim picture…

Dec 12, 2019 CBC News - Sofia Rodriguez Auditor General paints grim picture of Ontario's jails Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is painting a picture of the Ontario jails that sums up critics’ concerns for some time now: Over-crowding, … [Read more...]