Category: Criminal Justice System

A National Shame: Ashley Smith’s Imprisonment

Ashley Smith’s abuse at the hands of Correctional Service Canada’s staff should make Canadians question their confidence in CSC’s ability to humanely treat and rehabilitate anyone. People should consider the prison staff’s dehumanizing treatment of a teenage girl. We can

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Trials: Don’t Forget Fairness

This past weekend Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin commented on the need to get “trials heard more quickly” while observing that this was a “constant struggle” because criminal justice is a “complex and difficult business”. Undoubtedly the criminal justice

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The Lies Come Before the Trial

Ontario’s Attorney General plans to implement a policy directing prosecutors to report to their local manager instances where a police officer has lied or was deliberately untruthful when testifying at a trial. That manager will then start a multi-stage notification

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It happens here too Conrad

The other day Conrad Black was interviewed by the BBC’s Jeremy Paxton and in a spirited defence of himself, Lord Black was adamant that his experience with the American criminal justice system would not have happened to him in either

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