News from Edmonton Journal
Children only get one childhood: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issues a Second Compliance Order Against the Government of Canada on the First Nations child welfare case
The CHRT found that the federal government has not addressed the worst effects of its child welfare program despite knowing about solutions to fix many of the problems.
The Crown directed Alberta's Legal Aid to take on three cases despite Legal Aid's refusal to do so because the defendants' social assistance income disqualified them.
This Edmonton Journal columnist discusses the implications of the law, passed in 2011, that allows judges to apply sentences consecutively.
This editorial says the Canadian government should take a lesson from the acknowledgment by senior U.S. justice authorities that decades of tough-on-crime laws in that country have been a failure.
Areas of public policy including immigration, citizenship, and multiculturalism are being re-examined based on the logic of security, which might be altering values that many Canadians see as part of our national identity.
In a newspaper article, lawyer Heather Neufeld says if it can take weeks or months for refugee clients to trust her enough to divulge the grisly details of beatings or torture. The new "fair and faster" refugee system may be too fast for some claimants.