The McClintic Debate: Benjamin Perrin on CTV News

A new Conservative Party motion calls for a reversal of the decision to move convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic from a prison to a healing lodge. MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin appeared on CTV News to discuss the negative ramifications of this motion for the judicial and correctional process. The motion singles out an… Continue reading The McClintic Debate: Benjamin Perrin on CTV News

Doug Ford needs a lesson in how democracies avoid authoritarianism: Benjamin Perrin in the Washington Post

Premier Ford’s reasons for wanting to use the notwithstanding clause and stated intention to do so again on other issues is deeply troubling, writes Benjamin Perrin. By Benjamin Perrin, September 21, 2018 Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government made history Sept. 12 when it introduced legislation purporting to override constitutional freedoms for the first time ever… Continue reading Doug Ford needs a lesson in how democracies avoid authoritarianism: Benjamin Perrin in the Washington Post

B.C.’s criminal justice system among worst in Canada: Perrin and Audas in Times-Colonist

MLI’s Justice Report Card puts B.C. as the second worst-ranked province after Manitoba, write Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas. By Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas, March 15, 2018 British Columbia’s criminal justice system ranks among the worst in the country. It’s a shocking realization, and the data show things are only getting worse. Provincial leaders… Continue reading B.C.’s criminal justice system among worst in Canada: Perrin and Audas in Times-Colonist

Criminal justice system report card highlights need for reform: Perrin and Audas in the Toronto Sun

Our criminal justice system is in major need of reform in multiple areas, requiring substantial work by all the levels of government, writes Perrin and Audas in the Toronto Sun. By Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas, March 5, 2018 If you could scrap our criminal justice system and start from scratch, what would it look… Continue reading Criminal justice system report card highlights need for reform: Perrin and Audas in the Toronto Sun

Ontario’s justice system is getting better, but challenges persist: Perrin and Audas in the Province

While the overall performance of Ontario’s criminal justice system is to be lauded, it has serious and ongoing challenges, write Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas in the Province. By Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audus, March 5, 2018 Ontario was the most improved province in our second annual criminal justice report card, just released… Continue reading Ontario’s justice system is getting better, but challenges persist: Perrin and Audas in the Province

MLI’s Second Justice Report Card: Ontario Most Improved while BC and Quebec Drop in Rankings

Click here to view MLI’s interactive Canada-wide map, detailing the latest criminal justice system grades for each province and territory. OTTAWA, ON (March 5, 2018): Canada’s criminal justice system is facing a litany of serious challenges including significant under-reporting of crime by victims, delays and inefficiencies, rising costs, and considerable over-representation of Indigenous people in prison,… Continue reading MLI’s Second Justice Report Card: Ontario Most Improved while BC and Quebec Drop in Rankings

Criminal justice system struggling to adapt to social media: Benjamin Perrin in The Globe

Canada’s criminal justice system must adapt to today’s digital platforms, which are opening up new spaces for social media crimes, says Benjamin Perrin.  By Benjamin Perrin, Oct. 6, 2017 Othman Ayed Hamdan’s recent acquittal by the BC Supreme Court on terrorism-related charges for alleged pro-Islamic State posts on Facebook is the latest example of the challenges… Continue reading Criminal justice system struggling to adapt to social media: Benjamin Perrin in The Globe

Benjamin Perrin discusses social media crimes with CBC Radio’s The Early Edition

MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin was on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition to discuss his latest report – an annotated version of Canada’s Criminal Code that examines social media crimes and gives examples of court case precedence. “It’s the Wild West out there and what we are seeing are increasing numbers of Canadians becoming… Continue reading Benjamin Perrin discusses social media crimes with CBC Radio’s The Early Edition

Restoring victims’ trust in the justice system will require a massive effort: Benjamin Perrin in the Globe

Our justice system is failing so many Canadians that the majority of victims have stopped even reporting their victimization to police. There is a lot to be done, writes Benjamin Perrin. By Benjamin Perrin, March 14, 2017 Federal Court Justice Robin Camp’s resignation after the Canadian Judicial Council recommended his removal from the bench sends… Continue reading Restoring victims’ trust in the justice system will require a massive effort: Benjamin Perrin in the Globe

MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin launches national tour to improve policy for victims of crime

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute will host the Ottawa stop on Perrin’s nationwide book tour, which starts this week VANCOUVER, March 10, 2017 – UBC law professor and MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin is launching a national tour to improve policy for victims of crime at a time when charges as serious as murder and sexual assault are… Continue reading MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin launches national tour to improve policy for victims of crime