A tragic loss…

Mar 16, 2022  Waterloo Record – Paige Desmond The end of a crime prevention era - Region, nation losing ground breaking Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council The short-sighted failure to fund the Crime Prevention Council speaks volumes … [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...]

Statscan crime

July 29, 2021  Government of Canada – Statistic Canada Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas The report (released July 27, 2021) covers 2016-2020 and is measured on … [Read more...]

Defunding punishment…

June 22, 2020  Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham If we defund the police, will we need fewer jails and prisons? As the demand for defunding police gets louder, critics are also wondering about defunding prisons and what the net gain may be for other … [Read more...]

Toxic…

May 21, 2019 CBC News (NS) - Angela MacIvor 'Toxic, dysfunctional': N.S. prisons leave workers feeling bullied, fearful An internal workplace report from two Nova Scotia federal prisons has lots of long term advocates claiming I-told-you-so.  The … [Read more...]

Vanier…

May 14, 2019 A great champion for a larger humanity - Jean Vanier Toronto Star – Editorial Board (May 8, 2019) Jean Vanier challenged what it means to be … [Read more...]

Punish or cure?

July 31, 2018 The Guardian (UK) - Samira Shackle Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished? Shackle presents the most important question plaguing contemporary prison reform.  In the light of constant confrontation with … [Read more...]

New look for SCC…

June 25, 2018 National Post – John Ivison Canada's new chief justice keen to drag Supreme Court into the light - Wagner indicated Canadians can expect more dissenting opinions than was the norm when McLachlin was chief justice. 'I like dissent. … [Read more...]

Political law schools?

April 3, 3018 Globe and Mail – Lisa Kelly and Lisa Kerr Yes, law schools must be political The recent court rulings on the death of Colton Boushie and Tina Fontaine have resurrected the issue of the purpose for a law school according to Kelly … [Read more...]

Old wounds again…

Oct. 2, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Aedan Helmer Wounds 'fresh again' in Wilno as Basil Borutski murder trial begins in Ottawa This article fascinatingly and powerfully captures the poignant complexity of the way the criminal justice process works … [Read more...]