25 cent call?

April 7, 2017 Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia prisoners start online petition against ‘excessive’ prison call charges Prisoners of North East Nova is the name of a group of provincial inmates in Nova Scotia trying the do something about … [Read more...]

On line hate…

Jan 23, 2017 CBC News - Marketplace Canadians appear to be more hateful online. Here's what you can do about it - Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600 per cent over last year The internet appears to offer … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.”  At … [Read more...]

An end to homelessness…

Oct 20, 2016  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz, Erin Dej, Tim Richter, Melanie Redman The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016: "Can we prevent and end homelessness in … [Read more...]

Shifting…

Aug. 31, 2016 The Hill Times – Peter Mazereeuw New cabinet committee signals shift in litigation strategy: Cotler Dominic Leblanc was recently appointed to oversee a committee to examine and strategize around how to handle the 42,000 lawsuits that … [Read more...]

An obvious gap…

July 20, 2016  CBC News – Michael Tutton Canada's shortage of non-white judges creates 'an obvious gap' Though already previously remarked, the racial and ethnic make-up of Canada’s judiciary is almost totally white.  Naiomi Metallic, a Mi'kmaq … [Read more...]

Social power…

    July 31, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Medicare challenge highlights power of trial judges Here’s the question: given delay in obtaining medical services required for life threatening conditions why could not a person under a provincial … [Read more...]

Judicial activism?

    April 17, 2015  iPolitics – Michael Spratt ‘Judicial activism’ isn’t killing Harper’s crime agenda — Harper is  Ottawa lawyer Spratt walks us through the five steps process from conservative platform through bill proposal through talking … [Read more...]

On Judges…

    Dec 22, 2014  Blogger Marion Lane, retired judge (BC) Judicial Appointments Delayed, Justice Denied  The blog presents a short review of the recent history of appointments to the SCC and then suggests “Respect for process, transparency and … [Read more...]