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...]

Double whammy…

Feb 26, 2018 CBC News – David Milward Justice denied for Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie: How their cases illustrate racism in Canadian courts A second not guilty verdict in the murder of an Indigenous person does little to reassure Canada’s … [Read more...]

Fixing systems…

May 3, 2017 Huffington Post (Canada) Blogger Dyanoosh Youssefi Canada Doesn't Need To Fix Its Justice System. It Needs a New One Lawyer and professor Youssefi comments in the context of both provincial and federal government justice officials … [Read more...]

Justice at issue…

     Oct 29, 2015 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberal justice: experts expect less punitive, more principled approach to crime - Legalizing pot, repealing parts of anti-terror law and reviewing sentencing regime on agenda  Justice issues … [Read more...]

LWOP in limbo…

    June 1, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Tories' life-without-parole bill in limbo Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is telling media that Bill C-53, the bill that increases the sentencing for certain types of murder, also known … [Read more...]

Niqab and hijab…

    Mar 11, 2015  National Newswatch:  Joan Bryden Harper calls Muslim face-covering veil ‘anti-women,’ unacceptable The rhetoric around the niqab and the hijab has been notched a little higher with an exchange between Stephen Harper and … [Read more...]

The 1%

    Jan 21, 2014 Globe and Mail – Gerald Caplan We can all take some credit for helping the rich get richer Caplan, with strong NDP ties, offers a humorous commentary on the latest analysis of income inequality by the Canadian Centre for … [Read more...]

Confidence in justice?

Feb 19, 2014  CTV News - Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press Study finds Canadians have little confidence in justice system  An internal federal Justice Department study prepared for a policing conference last month has outlined a problem with … [Read more...]

Health and hard time

  January 16, 2013 Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) – Adam Miller Health and hard time The association starts the first of a promising multi-part series on health issues in prisons.  The listing of areas of concern is part of … [Read more...]