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...]

Longer sentences…

May 10, 2021 CBC News - Olivia Stefanovich Proposed federal justice reforms could reduce number of Indigenous, Black people in system, say advocates - Ottawa trying to divert racialized youth from courts, create national Indigenous justice … [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...]

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...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]

Charities regs…

Feb 11, 2021 Senator Ratna Omidvar Effective and Accountable Charities Act The legislation is S-222 from the Senate and is designed to update the current CRA provisions governing how charities can pursue their objectives.  Currently limited to … [Read more...]