Well-being…

July 19, 2021 Public Policy Magazine (Max Bell Institute – Canada)   Amr Soliman Budgeting for well-being This is a critique first published on June 21, 2021 in response to the April federal budget.  But is raises a point that begs an answer … [Read more...]

Overcoming the system…

July 5, 2021 CBC News – Desmond Brown Sexually assaulted at 8, incarcerated 4 times and lost the will to live — how this woman found her stars - ‘Just everywhere I went there was ... something going on with being a victim,’ Jessica Compton … [Read more...]

House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention…

Feb 16, 2021 CBC News – Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press Canada, dozens of allies, declare arbitrary detentions immoral amid Kovrig, Spavor In the pursuit of the release of the two Michaels (Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor) from Chinese … [Read more...]

Youth in focus…

Oct 21, 2020 Campaign for Youth Justice (US) WINNING THE CAMPAIGN: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children as Adults in the Criminal Justice System 2005 – 2020 The link gives both the current status and the trending in the way the … [Read more...]

Recovery…

Sept 19, 2020 Atkinson Foundation –Armine Yalnizyan, Laurell Ritchie, and Mary Gellatly with input from Colette Murphy, Garima Talwar Kapoor, Morna Ballantyne, Kerry McCuaig, and Nora  Cole Maximizing Potential Framework for Recovery in a Slow … [Read more...]

A Mother’s cry…

Aug. 11, 2020 (Ed Note: The speech below was by Farhat Rehman, a representative of Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) in Ottawa.  Farhat’s son is incarcerated and for almost two decades she and the mothers of other incarcerated children have … [Read more...]

No killing…

July 13, 2020  Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Canada’s largest Indigenous police force has never shot anyone dead The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is 26 years old with currently 203 officers (60% Indigenous) and policing 34,000 people over … [Read more...]

More than sentence…

April 4, 2020 Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada (TPCP Canada) - Souheil Benslimane and Justin Piché Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Immigration, Refugees and … [Read more...]

Shelters…

Mar 10, 2020 CBC News - Tara Carman   Women, children turned away from shelters in Canada almost 19,000 times a month    Shelters in Canada are suffering drastic funding losses and the result is that when women and children are forced to flee … [Read more...]