Basic Income Revolution…

Nov. 30, 2021 (Ed note: This edition of communiqué marks the tenth year of its production, two to three times per week on average.  The newsletter and Smart Justice Network Canada are served by volunteers without staff or employees.  We celebrate … [Read more...]

Again…

Nov 27, 2021 Toronto Star - Omar Mosleh and Jeremy Nuttall Photojournalist and filmmaker released after RCMP arrests in Wet’suwet’en territory spark outrage A dispute has boiled over the access of Coastal GasLink to natural gas to a pipeline … [Read more...]

Promises! Promises!

Sept 10, 2021 APTN – Brett Forester What are the major parties promising Indigenous people this election? Here’s a look at the platforms The link offers the Indigenous appraisal of what the different political parties are promising to … [Read more...]

Human rights and …

Aug 13, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily – Amanda Jerome Ontario human rights body’s framework on racism in policing supports A2J: chief commissioner Released July 29, the ten step report seeks to address what “outgoing chief commissioner Ena Chadha … [Read more...]

Prisoner Justice Day…

Aug. 9, 2021 Prisoner Justice Day.Ca - Aug 10, Prisoner Justice Day Here’s a complete history of the event and its historic roots – commemorating the death of Eddie Nalon.  “On August 10th 1974, prisoner Eddie Nalon bled to death in the … [Read more...]

RJ Compassion…

July 22, 2021 Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock Young Inuk woman spared jail after killing mom; Ottawa judge leans on hope and Indigenous healing This is a striking example where all those who have struggled with the heavy handedness of criminal … [Read more...]

Honour…

July 13, 2021 The Conversation (Canada) - Anne Levesque Honour those found at residential schools by respecting the human rights of First Nations children today Levesque is an assistant professor of law at the University of Ottawa and outlines at … [Read more...]

MOMS object…

June 21, 2021  MOMS Ottawa is “betrayed, blindsided and outraged” by the news that Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for all Ontario correctional institutions have been disbanded as of June 4, 2021 Last week the Ontario government notified … [Read more...]

People like me don’t belong…

June 16, 2021 National Newswatch - Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs Those departing public office and the House of Commons have a rare opportunity to speak perhaps without as … [Read more...]

Me and the Bear…

May 21, 2021  APTN News - Brett Forester Blackstock gears up for latest Federal Court fight to end ‘human rights tragedy’ against First Nations kids - Ottawa seeks judicial review of rulings that compensate victims of the discriminatory CFS … [Read more...]