Blueprint for change…

June 30, 2021 Senate of Canada – Standing Committee on Human Rights Human Rights of Federally-Sentenced Persons - The human rights of people serving sentences must be at the heart of Canada’s correctional system if its goals of safety, … [Read more...]

Love in public places…

June 18, 2021 Ottawa Citizen - Brigitte Pellerin More than ever, Canadians must reach for love and kindness - After Kamloops and London, our hearts are broken in so many places and I worry decisions we make in that state are not motivated by a … [Read more...]

For the little boy…

June 11, 2021 Toronto Star - Amira Elghawaby In honour of the Afzaal family, let’s take action now We have seen and heard much wailing and lamenting the death of four members of the Afzaal family.  The events are acknowledged as more than an … [Read more...]

Me and the Bear…

May 21, 2021  APTN News - Brett Forester Blackstock gears up for latest Federal Court fight to end ‘human rights tragedy’ against First Nations kids - Ottawa seeks judicial review of rulings that compensate victims of the discriminatory CFS … [Read more...]

Hammer looking for nails…

May 13, 2021 Toronto Star - Gilbert Ngabo Proposed Ontario human trafficking law will be ‘extremely harmful’ to sex workers, advocates say Bill 251, the Combating Human Trafficking Act, will be debated at committee at Queen’s Park starting … [Read more...]

Structure Intervention Units…

May 11, 2021  Fourth report on Correctional Service Canada’s (CSC) “Structured Intervention Units”  (SIUs)  Jane B. Sprott – Ryerson University; Anthony J. Doob, University of Toronto; Adelina Iftene, Dalhousie University Do Independent … [Read more...]

Longer sentences…

May 10, 2021 CBC News - Olivia Stefanovich Proposed federal justice reforms could reduce number of Indigenous, Black people in system, say advocates - Ottawa trying to divert racialized youth from courts, create national Indigenous justice … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

May 4, 2021 CBC News - Inayat Singh 2020 already a particularly deadly year for people killed in police encounters, CBC research shows - CBC’s Deadly Force database looks at role of race, mental health in deaths This report dates from July 2020 … [Read more...]

Parting shot…

March 20, 2021 Huffington Post – Althia Raj Canada's Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last in International Rankings - Canada was chastised for ignoring its own legal requirement for periodic reviews of the effectiveness of its whistleblower … [Read more...]

Unbelievable…

Mar 10, 2021  Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup Correctional Service of Canada fails to track employees accused of sexual assault in prisons At least three guards have been charged with sex crimes in recent years at The Nova Institution for … [Read more...]