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How to prevent jails from serving as the new asylums

There's growing concern about the number of people with mental illness and addiction in our corrections system, and an increasing number of police calls for people in emotional distress.

April 17, 2018

The Jordan decision's impact on cases of violence against women

The Supreme Court's Jordan ruling on trial delays could have a negative impact on how the justice system responds to violence against women. 

November 15, 2017

Ontario social assistance doesn't meet basic human needs

We all pay for poverty. Research from all over the world shows that those who are the poorest are sicker and die sooner than those who are wealthier, no matter the cause: article.

September 23, 2016