Blueprint for change…

June 30, 2021 Senate of Canada – Standing Committee on Human Rights Human Rights of Federally-Sentenced Persons - The human rights of people serving sentences must be at the heart of Canada’s correctional system if its goals of safety, … [Read more...]

Love in public places…

June 18, 2021 Ottawa Citizen - Brigitte Pellerin More than ever, Canadians must reach for love and kindness - After Kamloops and London, our hearts are broken in so many places and I worry decisions we make in that state are not motivated by a … [Read more...]

Seriously?

May 31, 2021  Vancouver Sun Remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops residential school: First Nation - Students were sent to the school from as far away as Penticton, Hope, Mount Currie, Lillooet and even outside the province. The … [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...]

Families…

May 6, 2021  APTN News - Brielle Morgan ‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare This new journalist has done an entirely creditable job contracting the practices under welfare and protectionism in … [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...]

Phone calls…

Feb. 12, 2021 –  TVO.org – Marsha McLeod Broken telephone: How Ontario’s prison-phone system leaves inmates disconnected - ANALYSIS: Here’s how the phone system works, who profits — and what advocates say needs to change A year ago, … [Read more...]

Back to Parliament…

Nov 23, 2020   Policy Options – Adeline Iftene Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments. The link provides a summary of the … [Read more...]

Welfare in Canada (2019) Report

Nov 20, 2020  Maytree Foundation – Welfare in Canada (2019) This annual report may prove helpful as Canada discusses how to remedy the loss of income and worsening threats of increasing poverty from covid.  There is both a province by province … [Read more...]

Dry cell…

Nov 10, 2020 – CBC News - Federal prison investigators press for changes in use of 'dry cells' - Current correctional investigator calls dry cell conditions 'by far the most restrictive imaginable' The controversy over the use of segregation in … [Read more...]