Polarization…

Mar 24, 2022 Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) - 50th anniversary Democracy under threat? Polarization and public policy in Canada - IRPP 50th Anniversary event series: What should be on Canada’s policy radar? IRPP is inviting … [Read more...]

Second chance…

Feb 10, 2022 CBC News In 13th day of protest, police warn of arrests, charges for those blocking streets - City of Ottawa also increases fines for noise, idling, fires to $1,000 One inevitable reaction of an annoyed public is why it is taking 13 … [Read more...]

Big change!

Nov 14, 2021 Big Change – Alex Himelfarb, Monitor Magazine (CCPA) Big change: Five readings to help us understand what’s needed and what it will take This second set of readings from Himelfarb are intended to offer our drooping spirits some … [Read more...]

Mental health in housing…

Nov 25, 2020 Wellesley Institute (Canada) - Vinusha Gunaseelan, Alissa Klingbaum, Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy Jurisdictional Scan of COVID-19 Provincial and Territorial Income Transfer Programs in Canada The link offers a summary of the latest … [Read more...]

To be free…

April 15, 2019 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Supreme Court grants federal prisons reprieve on 15-day solitary-confinement cap Just a few days ago, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered recompense for inmates in solitary and ordered a limit of 15 … [Read more...]

End of solitary…

July 7, 2017 CBC News – Matt Meuse B.C. Supreme Court to test legality of Canada's solitary confinement rules - Landmark trial begins today, follows Liberal move to limit confinement to maximum of 15 days Efforts by the federal government to … [Read more...]

Reversals beginning…

    Nov. 17, 2015 National Newswatch – Canadian Press Liberals drop controversial Supreme Court of Canada niqab appeal The most recognized wedge issue in the last federal election has sounded its death knell from the legal precincts.  The … [Read more...]

The Doers and Watchers…

    Feb 5, 2015 Church Council on Justice and Corrections and Circles of Support and Accountability Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA): An Effective Approach to Community Safety  The government funding of the CoSA programs stops … [Read more...]

SCC and policy…

    Nov 28, 2014 Canada.com – Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen Supreme Court named 'policymaker of the year'  The MacDonald Institute, a conservative think tank, has named the Supreme Court of Canada the policy maker of the year for its ten … [Read more...]

Policing…

   Nov. 22, 2014  Globe and Mail – John Lornic New era of policing: Will the benefits of body-worn cameras outweigh the privacy issues?  Calgary is the first Canadian city to introduce body-worn cameras but Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and … [Read more...]