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Saskatoon Correctional Centre cleanliness an issue: ombudsman

Saskatchewan’s ombudsman is raising concerns over the cleanliness of the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

In her annual report released on Thursday, Mary McFadyen said she inspected living conditions at the facility and found cleanliness to be lacking. 318 more words


Saskatchewan considers limits on preliminary hearings to reduce court delays

The Saskatchewan government says dropping preliminary hearings for all but the most serious crimes could help address court delays.

A Ministry of Justice email to media says the province supports limiting hearings to alleged offences for which a sentence of 14 years or more could be imposed. 420 more words


Probate fees – will common sense prevail?

The government’s threat to radically increase probate fees next month (Probate fee rise ‘a new tax on bereaved families’) may be receding, following a meeting of the House of Commons Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on 29 March. 178 more words


On this day the only April fools are my critics

Today marks a year since my life was turned upside down.

On this day, one year ago, I accepted an invitation from the editor of The Prisons Handbook to write an article on my personal experiences of being a member of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for the Prisons Handbook 2016. 377 more words

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Online tribunal to handle B.C. small claims cases

VICTORIA – B.C. residents will soon be able to sidestep a physical courtroom and fight many small claims disputes online.

Starting June 1, the Ministry of Justice says the Civil Resolution Tribunal will begin accepting small claims cases involving amounts of $5,000 or less. 175 more words



It seems 2016 Dunce Move Award winner, Delroy Chuck, can’t get enough of the taste of shoe leather.

Back in March 2016 (barely in power long enough to distinguish between his portfolio and frozen water) 1,408 more words

Columns: Playing Solitaire With The Hermit Of The People

Here we go gathering Nuttall and May: the normalisation of political dishonesty

The purpose of these periodic posts is to collect the follies of those who rule over us as they flow past on Twitter and in the news, illustrated with some of the pictures which stand for a thousand words. 2,034 more words