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  • Toronto police acted unlawfully in protest arrests

    The arrest and detention of three anti-racism protestors for splashing pink paint on statues of Egerton Ryerson and John A. Macdonald proves that the police still don’t get it.The whole unseemly incident, from arrest to prolonged detention to police misinformation, is indicative of a broken system o … Read more »

  • Mandatory minimum sentences should be recognized as failed sentencing practice

    In criminal justice policy, mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) are the hobgoblin of small minds.So, perhaps it should come as no surprise that Erin O’Toole, a serious contender for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, promises to double down on the failed sentencing practice. His just … Read more »

  • Canada can – and should – facilitate release of the Two Michaels

    For the past year the Canadian government and Minister of Justice David Lametti have been clear that they don’t have the power to stop the extradition proceedings against Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.“Canada has an independent judicial system that functions without interference or o … Read more »

  • Racism in Canada is real, despite the deniers

    The murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police has sparked worldwide protests against police violence and racism. As the world watches law enforcement officers brutalize peaceful protesters and target the media, cries to #DefundThePolice and tear down a justice system built on racism have grow … Read more »

  • COVID-19’s profound impact on justice

    If an innocent person is held in jail and not allowed to set a trial and a guilty person on bail is not allowed to plead guilty, can we really call it a justice system?There is no need to construct a fanciful hypothetical to answer the question. All you need to do is take a trip through the looking … Read more »