A qulliq – for us…

July 27, 2021 Governor General of Canada – Mary Simon – Ningiukudluk “As part of the installation ceremony, an Inuk elder lights the qulliq in the Senate Chamber. The traditional Inuit lamp represents light and warmth of family and … [Read more...]

Give it up…

July 16, 2021 CBC News - Caitlyn Gowriluk Manitoba's Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier's comments on colonial history Two days after Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called colonial policies “well intentioned,” … [Read more...]

Transparency…

June 6, 2021 Blogger Michael Spratt – Shocking news that the Ford government and Sylvia Jones, MPP, as of June 4, have disbanded all Community Advisory Boards.  Community Advisory Boards are a part of the public surveillance of what happens in … [Read more...]

Head injuries…

May 16, 2021 BBC News (UK) Head injuries suffered by 80% of women prisoners - Almost 80% of women prisoners in Scotland have a history of significant head injury - mostly through domestic abuse, a study has found. Researcher have known to quite … [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...]

Break free…

March 18, 2021 N.Y. Times – Brian Seibert What It Means to Break Free: A Tale of Detention, Told in Dance - The choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s film “Wild: Act 1” seeks to give voice to young men caught in the criminal justice system. The … [Read more...]

Sentences…

Mar 5, 2021  The Guardian (Manchester, UK) – Kate Allen The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it Allen, the director of Amnesty International (UK) is of the opinion that human rights stand between … [Read more...]

A different Gladue

Sept 15, 2020 Lawyer’s Daily: Luis Millán   Gladue principles may apply to homeless people, rules Quebec Court of Appeal “In a decision welcomed by criminal lawyers, the Quebec Court of Appeal seems to have opened the door for the principle … [Read more...]

Childhood trauma…

Aug 16, 2020 Royal Gazette (Bermuda) – Victoria Greening Kindness in court: a novel approach The concern comes from the realization that childhood trauma is a major factor in children winding up in prison.  An approach called adverse childhood … [Read more...]

Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]