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...]

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...]