Continuing torture…

Oct 19, 2021 Canadian Bar Association – Stephen Maher Stopping the torture - No one seems capable of getting Corrections Canada to effectively end the use of solitary confinement. Perhaps legal action will work. “…two 2019 appeal court … [Read more...]

Show up!

Aug 18, 2021 The Conversation – John D. Cameron Canadian election 2021: Risk-averse charities, civil society groups must show up Did you realize that normally, for fear of being seen as political, non-profits and charitable organizations go … [Read more...]

Hatred…

May 29, 2021 The Conversation (Queen’s University, Canada) - Izzeldin Abuelaish Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease This commentary is offered in the context of the Palestinian / Jewish conflict but can obviously be … [Read more...]

Mum’s the word…

May 17, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham She wanted to tell you about her sex assault. The court has finally let her Morrell Andrews has a story to tell and without her knowledge or consent she was banned by the court from telling about … [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...]

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...]