Canadian law schools trade moot courts for Indigenous land-based learning

Law schools are turning to partnerships with Indigenous communities to lead on-the-land teachings.

November 16, 2018

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.

June 08, 2018

Stealing from mom and dad: Why power-of-attorney abuse is soaring - and so easy to get away with

“One of the fastest growing crimes against seniors is POA abuse,” says De Graaf, who chairs the local chapter of a group called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together chapter.

February 20, 2018

There will be no justice in the prison death of Soleiman Faqiri

The police completed their report into his death. Their answer, emailed to the family: no one will be charged.

October 30, 2017

Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded, or flat-out denied, says this article.

October 19, 2017

The troubles in Thunder Bay should trouble all Canadians

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, writes about the way forward in Thunder Bay, where seven Indigenous children have been found dead since 2000.

July 24, 2017

Advocates: Canada's mental health system needs funding

Chronically underfunded, Canada's mental-health system now lags behind most other OECD countries.

August 30, 2016

Egale's Helen Kennedy on Canada's homophobic, transphobic past

In wake of the Orlando attack, Egale's executive director talks about the 'Grossly Indecent' report and the need to right historical wrongs.

June 14, 2016

Report to assess role of killer's 'cultural' background in shooting

A judge has agreed to postpone a Halifax murderer's sentencing pending an assessment of whether his African-Nova Scotian background "played a role" in the crime.

May 25, 2016

Canada's prisons are the 'new residential schools'

A months-long investigation by Macleans Magazine "reveals that at every step, Canada's justice system is set against Indigenous people."

May 10, 2016

Canada's prisons are the 'new residential schools'

An investigation by Macleans Magazine reveals that at every step, Canada's justice system is set against Indigenous people.

February 19, 2016

Repeal measure that leaves immigrant women vulnerable to abuse, group urges

Consultation with front-line immigration organizations confirms the group's fears that the measure has increased the vulnerability of many newcomers, most of them women.

October 29, 2015

Why do we still put young people in solitary confinement?

A new Ontario report shows how isolation for jailed youth can be dehumanizing and riddled with legal violations. How do we fix it?

August 19, 2015

The other Scott Gilmore and the cruelty of payday loans

Canadian usury laws ban more than 60% interest on loans, but the Conservatives passed a law exempting payday lenders from criminal sanctions and effectively removing the interest cap.

August 12, 2015

The science is in. And Insite works.

Vancouver's Insite safe injection facility and its role as part of a harm reduction strategy has made B.C. a world-beater in the fight against HIV/AIDS. 

July 22, 2015

Police racial profiling 'corrosive': Ontario Human Rights Commission

Racially biased policing is destructive and counterproductive and should be stamped out immediately, the Ontario Human Rights Commission said Thursday.

June 12, 2015

Meet the professors behind the swift assault on C-51

Kent Roach and Craig Forcese—arguably Canada's two top law professors when it comes to national security—have led the fight against Bill C-51.

March 16, 2015

First national study sheds new light on sex work in Canada

The first national study on Canada's sex industry seriously undermines Bill C-36's assumptions that most people who sell sex are victims and those who buy sex are fiends.

September 24, 2014

New age limits on dependents have immigrant advocates crying foul

A new rule setting the ceiling at the age of 18 could hurt thousands of families — and, some argue, the Canadian economy.

September 09, 2014

Why people representing themselves in court are clogging the justice system

A Macleans article discusses what happens when do-it-yourselfers flood a system set up for lawyers and judges.

February 06, 2013