The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s culture is so toxic, the federal government needs to conduct an external, independent review of the RCMP’s future as a federal policing organization, says a former Supreme Court of Canada justice tasked with dealing with the fallout from the force’s historic sexual assault settlement.
Source: RCMP tolerates ‘misogynistic, racist, and homophobic attitudes:’ former Supreme Court justice | CBC News
Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments.
Source: Solitary confinement continues in Canada under a different name
Not only does the cruel punishment persist when it’s theoretically illegal, its use inflicts exceptional harm on the over 6,000 women currently in Canada’s prisons.
Source: Why Is Solitary Confinement Still Happening In Canada?
Ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody, high rates of incarceration, and police brutality require us to dismantle these systems
Source: Defunding the police and abolishing prisons in Australia are not radical ideas | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian
The undersigned faculty and staff stand in solidarity with the Indigenous Cultural Alliance (ICA) and call for fairer treatment and real consultation on the proposed Kwigw8mna Indigenous Student Gathering Space and Resource Centre.
Source: Open Letter on Kwigw8mna, in support of the Indigenous Students Alliance – Google Forms
A new documentary that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival has put a renewed spotlight on an Indigenous clean water advocate known as the ‘water warrior.’
Source: Indigenous activist Autumn Peltier vows to hold feds accountable for 61 boil water advisories | CTV News
When Tank Standing Buffalo created RKLSS, he thought he’d post it on Instagram, get a couple of likes and move on. Instead, it premiered at TIFF this week.
Source: Tank Standing Buffalo explores incarceration, isolation in TIFF animated short | CBC Radio
The documents are slightly different drafts of the same annual threat assessment, which is not yet published.
Source: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat – POLITICO
Pregnant women in Ontario jails are getting prenatal care that falls far short of international standards, says a new study from McMaster University.
Source: Pregnant inmates are getting prenatal care far below health standards, study shows | CBC News
More than 460 Canadians have been killed or died while being subdued by police between 2000 and 2017
Source: Deadly force | CBC News