Tori Stafford’s Killer and the Case for Corrections Reform

Tori Stafford was eight years old in April 2009 when, while walking home from school, she was lured into a vehicle by Terri-Lynne McClintic. McClintic drove the little girl to a field where Stafford was viciously abused, murdered, and buried by McClintic and her boyfriend. Almost a decade later, the brutal murder of Tori Stafford… Continue reading Tori Stafford’s Killer and the Case for Corrections Reform

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

Canada’s court system standing in the way of justice: MLI Report by Scott Newark

Companion piece to MLI’s justice system report card examines national statistics, finds Canada’s system fails to measure up OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2016 – A comprehensive new review of Canada’s criminal justice system from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute is exposing an inefficient court system that is standing in the way of the proper administration of justice. The… Continue reading Canada’s court system standing in the way of justice: MLI Report by Scott Newark

MLI’s inaugural justice system report card finds criminal justice system slow, inefficient and costly

MLI offers the first-ever comprehensive assessment of Canada’s criminal justice system OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2016 – Canada is suffering from a “justice deficit” – a large and growing gap between the aspirations of the criminal justice system and its actual performance. That’s the main conclusion from MLI’s inaugural Report Card on the Criminal Justice System.… Continue reading MLI’s inaugural justice system report card finds criminal justice system slow, inefficient and costly

Bridging Canada’s justice deficit gap: MLI Paper by Benjamin Perrin, Richard Audas and Sarah Péloquin-Ladany

New MLI paper makes the case for a justice system report card for Canada OTTAWA, May 5, 2016 – The large and growing gap between the aspirations of Canada’s justice system and its actual performance requires a regular report card on Canada’s justice system, a new paper from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds. Canadians should have… Continue reading Bridging Canada’s justice deficit gap: MLI Paper by Benjamin Perrin, Richard Audas and Sarah Péloquin-Ladany