No thanks!

September 21, 2021 Toronto Star – Noor Javed ‘It came out of nowhere’: Residents in the small town of Kemptville don’t want a prison. Doug Ford’s government says they’re getting one anyway A prison is often a welcomed development in … [Read more...]

Statscan crime

July 29, 2021  Government of Canada – Statistic Canada Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas The report (released July 27, 2021) covers 2016-2020 and is measured on … [Read more...]

Sapers and Doob back…

July 25, 2021   Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup and Patrick White Former correctional investigator Howard Sapers to chair federal advisory panel on prisoner isolation In an apparent effort to salvage the mess the federal government made with … [Read more...]

Jail as therapy…

July 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham He had a gun to kill himself. For that, an Ontario judge gave him to two years in jail This is a bizarre story that ought to lead to at least an acknowledgment of the inability of the law to confront … [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...]

Home for Father’s Day…

June 20, 2021 (Ed note:  Father’s Day may be a good time to pause for a moment to remember the families pained by the incarcerated family members.  Canadian Families Correctional Network works to ease that pain, to cope with the separation, and … [Read more...]

Extremism…

June 14, 2021  Globe and Mail – Lawrence Martin American extremism is infiltrating Canada - and there’s no easy fix Martin reviews the events in the US and the points of the arrival of those extreme events here in Canada.  The question, … [Read more...]

For the little boy…

June 11, 2021 Toronto Star - Amira Elghawaby In honour of the Afzaal family, let’s take action now We have seen and heard much wailing and lamenting the death of four members of the Afzaal family.  The events are acknowledged as more than an … [Read more...]

No family…

June 9, 2021  A twitter from Amira Elghawaby Statement from the Afzal family who have lost four family members in hate attack… A statement no one should ever have to write.  … [Read more...]

A moment…

June 2, 2021  Toronto Star - Susan Delacourt It took children buried in unmarked graves to bring home the horror of residential schools to non-Indigenous Canadians " Three days after the horrifying discovery of children’s remains outside a … [Read more...]