Poverty, homelessness and kids…

Aug. 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin Report shines light on poverty’s role on kids in CAS system Two researchers have a new report casting the spotlight of poverty on the process of child care in Ontario.  The report, … [Read more...]

The dirt principle…

Aug. 5, 2016 Huffington Post – Baz Dreisinger Norway Proves That Treating Prison Inmates as Human Beings Actually Works Here’s the dirt principle laid out in all the contrariness possible.  The author visits a Norway prison and by describing … [Read more...]

Policing

July 29, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – David Matyas and Mark Dance Hunger strike shows the ugly underbelly of how Canada treats migrants  The authors argue that the indefinite detention practiced now in Canada and resulting in the current hunger … [Read more...]

RJ alive!!!

July 28, 2016   Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Conference:  Jennifer Llewellyn - Schulich School of Law Youtube Channel  - A series of 21 videos from the recent International Conference in Nova Scotia, facilitated by Dalhousie and the Schulich … [Read more...]

Kids…

May 25, 2016 Prison Reform Trust (UK) Too many children in care ending up behind bars The link explores the correlation between prison and having been in care as children.  The disturbing fact is that in the UK one half of those children in … [Read more...]

Hope…

    Dec 19, 2015 Globe and Mail – Ian Brown and Alex Crétey Systermans Jean Vanier’s comfort and joy: ‘What we have to do is find the places of hope’ A very distinguished and internationally respected Canadian, Vanier was the … [Read more...]

The Conservative footprint…

    Oct. 20, 2015  Canadian Press Will Harper’s conservative footprint endure, or soon be washed away? Harper was clear.  He wanted to change the face of Canada and for a decade many of Canada’s cherished social programs, institutions and … [Read more...]

The business of detention…

    Sept 9, 2015 Herald News (Halifax) – Andrea Gunn Springhill prison: More money spent, but fewer inmates We sometimes forget that besides being a prison, a prison is a business and needs customers.  Springhill is a medium security prison … [Read more...]

Home care and non-profits…

      July 15, 2015  Globe and Mail – Elizabeth Church and Kelly Grant Home care for Ontario seniors affected by move to non-profit agencies   Last summer the Ontario government changed some regulations about delivering home care to … [Read more...]

Watchdogs…

     May 3, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Retired judge and former national security adviser named to spy watchdog  As Deborah Grey leaves the chair, the Prime Minister’s Office has announced the appointment of Pierre … [Read more...]