Metis, Non-Status…

April 15, 2016  National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility Canada’s Metis and non-status Indians – 665,000 in total - have long fallen into the cracks … [Read more...]

Broken…

March 11, 2016 Hill Times – Ally Foster Tories’ ‘tough-on-crime’ approach has broken Canada’s justice system, say experts The Hill Times, in the light of the recent Report to Parliament by the Correctional Investigator, assembled a … [Read more...]

Doctor assisted suicide…

    Nov. 5, 2015 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Palliative care centre in Quebec to offer doctor-assisted suicide February past the Supreme Court gave the then Harper government one year to propose an alternative to the present ban on doctor … [Read more...]

PMO vs delivery units…

    Oct. 30, 2015 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Will Trudeau’s “Delivery Units” further centralize the PMO? A British brain child of Michael Barber, the delivery unit recognizes the gap between the legislative and the … [Read more...]

The Conservative footprint…

    Oct. 20, 2015  Canadian Press Will Harper’s conservative footprint endure, or soon be washed away? Harper was clear.  He wanted to change the face of Canada and for a decade many of Canada’s cherished social programs, institutions and … [Read more...]

Our common future…

     Sept 27, 2015  DesmogCanada: Clearing the PR Pollution – David Suzuki It's Time to Talk About a New Vision for the Canadian Economy  We argue, says Suzuki, about the economy all the time: jobs, surpluses or deficits, pipelines and so … [Read more...]

Hope for the future…

    Sept 14, 2015 Please note that Smart Justice Network of Canada has prepared and already distributed its 2015 Election bulletin entitled:  Calling for a Smart Justice Approach: Election 2015.  We are working on posting on our web site while … [Read more...]

The business of detention…

    Sept 9, 2015 Herald News (Halifax) – Andrea Gunn Springhill prison: More money spent, but fewer inmates We sometimes forget that besides being a prison, a prison is a business and needs customers.  Springhill is a medium security prison … [Read more...]

Looking good, doing poorly…

    Aug 21, 2015 Ottawa Citizen - Lisa Kerr and Anthony N. Doob How the Conservatives have changed crime policy The article by these two fine experts – Kerr a Queen’s law professor and Doob an Emeritus criminologist at U of T - on … [Read more...]

Enough meanness…

    Aug 6, 2015  Toronto Star – Thomas Axworthy A referendum on Stephen Harper and his meaner Canada   Axworthy, a senior fellow at Global Affairs at the Munk School of UofT , offers an analysis of the Harper years as an effort to … [Read more...]