OPEN LETTER March 5, 2019 The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 The Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 His Worship John Tory Mayor of Toronto 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 RE: Waterfront Toronto Reset Dear Prime Minister, Premier […]
UPDATE: Thursday, March 28, 2019 In an extraordinary decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered an end to prolonged solitary confinement in Canada’s prisons – in 15 days. Prolonged solitary is the confinement of a person for over 15 consecutive days in extreme isolation. In effect, the Court has ordered an end to the practice […]
Today the three organizations fighting the federal government in BC and Ontario courts on solitary confinement responded to Bill C-83, tabled this morning by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. “What this bill shows is that this government knows that the current system of solitary confinement cannot continue. The question is whether this bill meets the constitutional standard,” said the BC Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada, in a joint statement.