Ottawa criticized for ‘rehashed responses’ on overrepresentation of Indigenous women in federal prisons

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks during Question Period, in Ottawa, on May 3.Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press The head of Canada’s most prominent advocacy group for Indigenous women chastised the federal government on Thursday for its response to a Globe and Mail story detailing the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in federal prisons. The … Read more

Proposed class action alleges Ottawa failed to protect female prison employees from harassment, discrimination, assault

A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges Ottawa was negligent in failing to ensure female employees of Correctional Service Canada could work in an environment free of gender-based harassment, discrimination and assault. A statement of claim was filed in Federal Court last March and a hearing is taking place this week in Vancouver. The allegations contained in … Read more

Prison officer sues Ottawa for ‘illegal’ surveillance

Kurt Suss, a correctional office on long-term leave, on 26 October.Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail A prison guard is suing federal authorities alleging that his career in corrections was ruined after government officials used a machine known as an IMSI prisoner who arbitrarily captured cell phone text messages. In Canada, police and federal … Read more

Prison officer sues Ottawa for ‘illegal’ surveillance

Kurt Suss, a correctional office on long-term leave, on 26 October.Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail A prison guard is suing federal authorities alleging that his career in corrections was ruined after government officials used a machine known as an IMSI prisoner who arbitrarily captured cell phone text messages. In Canada, police and federal … Read more