Policing the virus…

April 22, 2021 CBC News – Adam Carter Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures The police have been stopping people and cars to inquire why persons are out in public.  Bridges into Ontario from … [Read more...]

Repairing harm…

April 14, 2021 Toronto Star – Rachel Mendleson Woman wrongfully convicted over flawed Motherisk evidence acquitted by Ontario court Joyce Hayman has endured 23 years before this week the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned her conviction for … [Read more...]

Ears…

April 12, 2021 CBC News – Erica Johnson School custodian refuses to download phone app that monitors location, says it got her fired - Increase in 'tattleware' a slippery slope for loss of workers’ privacy, employment lawyer warns Given the … [Read more...]

Law gone wrong…

April 7, 2021  Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham An Ontario sex assault victim was just fined $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own identity. The case is as bad as it sounds, experts say Waterloo is one place in Canada that seems to be … [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...]

Think big!

Aug 21, 2020 N.Y. Times – John Roman Why Criminal Justice Reform Needs to Think Big - There are too many police officers in the US. We need patient, tolerant, unbiased, hard-headed, soft-hearted cops. But we only need a few. This article may be … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

Facial recognition…

July 9, 2020 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier, Wendy Gillis and Kate Allen Clearview AI to pull out of Canada and stop working with RCMP amid privacy investigation Clearview is the US Company selling the access and use of their facial recognition … [Read more...]

Cures…

June 19, 2020 Canadian Lawyer - Bernise Carolino Dalhousie law school houses the first international restorative justice lab - Lab aims to transform the justice system, safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of Canadians Dalhousie … [Read more...]

Policing

June 12, 2020 National Newswatch – Canadian Press Freeland says police must acknowledge racism, advocates call for action Is there or isn’t there?  Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister thinks there is.  But despite our history of colonialism, … [Read more...]