Rainbow people…

April 29, 2022  Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories The link is to Stats Can’s latest offering on Canada’s population, its growth and directions for the near future.  … [Read more...]

Trauma and Compassion…

Jan 24, 2022 Aljazeera What if prisons were more humane? The notion of trauma induced criminal activity is not new but the idea of asking what happened to you vs what’s wrong with you is beginning to have an impact.  Here, three witnesses to … [Read more...]

Human rights…

Dec 13, 2021 Canadian Bar Association Business and Human Rights The Bar uses the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) (2011) and its update in 2018 to the UN General Assembly as the basis for lawyers to advise clients doing business internationally in … [Read more...]

Youth in Solitary in BC…

June 24, 2021 Campaign for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement Letter to B.C. Premier and Ministers on Solitary in “Youth Jails” “The BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, on June 15th issued a report, three years in the making, documenting the use … [Read more...]

Unbelievable…

Mar 10, 2021  Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup Correctional Service of Canada fails to track employees accused of sexual assault in prisons At least three guards have been charged with sex crimes in recent years at The Nova Institution for … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Public Inquiry…

July 31, 2020  Statement from Minister Bill Blair A perhaps subtle change but significant nonetheless.  People have been clamoring for a full public inquiry with subpoena and sworn testimony instead of the first presented review.  Players or now … [Read more...]

The Digital trail…

July 20, 2020 Toronto Star – Betsy Powell and Alyshaw Hasham Inside Ontario’s first major criminal trial by Zoom The Zoom effort saw informal exchanges and departure from the usual dress as well as a pleasing reaction from defense lawyer Reid … [Read more...]

White Privilege…

July 6, 2010 Go to:  https://twitter.com/WordsOnIce/status/1279512867713306624/photo/1 Toronto Star – Douglas Kwan He was fatally injured in police custody. Can a watchdog get ‘justice’ for this family? Why some say Canada’s oversight … [Read more...]