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  • Update: COVID-19

    UPDATED MARCH 24, 2020 It is very important that we all take the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. This is going to mean a change to how we normally do business for the next few weeks. Public health officials have recommended that we all take measures to reduce the amount of time individuals s … Read more »

  • COVID-19 and Ontario’s courts

    Don’t come to court. This is the unprecedented message from Ontario’s top judges. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice have taken the necessary and unprecedented step of shuttering their courtrooms to prevent transmission of the no … Read more »

  • COVID-19: The Government Must Release all non-violent inmates

    Ontario’s jails, including the notorious Innes Road detention centre in Ottawa, are filthy, overcrowded, and populated by some of our community’s most vulnerable people. In other words, they are a perfect petri dish for the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our jails are not Dickensian hellholes by a … Read more »

  • A solution to the Opioid crisis: decriminalization of all drugs

    More than 14,000 people in Canada have been killed by opioids since 2016. Last year, opioid-related overdoses killed around 12 people per day. Over a six-month period in 2019 there were 2,142 opioid-related deaths. To put the magnitude of this crisis into perspective, the opioid death rate is more t … Read more »

  • Peter MacKay’s record on the justice file should be enough to lose him the leadership bid

    Despite the best efforts of Peter MacKay to sabotage Peter MacKay’s bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, it appears that somehow Peter MacKay is still the presumptive frontrunner. There have been gaffes. Many, many gaffes. Like the time when MacKay’s boys in short pants shut d … Read more »