Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post

Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

Groups pushing for change point to the hospitality industry's woeful lack of sophisticated HR practices as a major impediment to effectively dealing with issues of sexual harassment.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How should cities decide where to locate safe-injection sites?

London, Ont. wants to open a supervised drug-use facility in an apartment building where drugs are rife — but residents are feeling left out of the process.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How safe is Toronto's music scene?

It will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to combat sexual misconduct in Toronto's music scene.

Posted:
June 12, 2018
Article source:
NOW

Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help

Opinion: In the absence of real systemic reform, a bill that would allow judges to adjust sentences despite mandatory minimums makes an unjust system better.

Posted:
June 08, 2018
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

She lost her daughter to domestic violence - now she's trying to make sure no one else loses theirs | CBC News

Dawn Novak believes her daughter could still be alive today if not for mistakes made by authorities.

Posted:
May 31, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Community organization fights provincial act that fines the homeless

Fair Change says enforcing the act is cruel, criminalizing those who are victims of poverty or addiction, as well as being a huge waste of tax dollars.

Posted:
May 29, 2018
Article source:
CityNews.ca