COVID-19: Deprivation of Liberty Information Corner

This section of the website has been specifically created to place into the public domain rapidly emerging information about deprivation of liberty in the context of the seemingly ever worsening global health situation resulting from the COVID-19 virus. In doing so, we have attempted to compile in one spot information from both Canada and abroad.

After the presentation of a list of useful resources, you will find Canadian news items and statements on COVID-19 and deprivation of liberty. Please click here to locate the international articles, of which there are many more.

The overall aim of this section of the website is to make readily available a range of opinions about the implications of being deprived of one’s liberty at a time of global health emergency and to highlight the obligations on the part of the state (Canadian or other) to ensure that those persons in their custody remain safe and healthy and that their human rights and dignity are fully respected in practice.

12a Jaleo – Elvert Barnes (2020).

Useful resources

United Nations

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, COVID-19 not an excuse for unlawful deprivation of liberty – UN expert group on arbitrary detention and its Deliberation No.11.

UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture, Advice of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to States Parties and National Preventive Mechanisms relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic (25 March 2020).

Advice of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to the National Preventive Mechanism of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland regarding compulsory quarantine for Coronavirus, adopted at its 40th session (10 to 14 February 2020).

WHO Europe, Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention (2020) – overview and report.

UN Office on Drugs & Crime, PROTECTING CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF
LIBERTY DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
 (April 2020).

UNICEF, Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived
of their Liberty
 (April 2020).

Others

APT & ODIHR, Practical Guidance on Monitoring places of detention in times of COVID-19.

European Committee on the Prevention of Torture, Statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (20 March 2020) in English and French.

Dignity – The Danish Institute Against Torture, Synthesis of Global Guidance and Recommendations: How to Prevent and Manage COVID-19 in Prisons (26 March 2020).

Penal Reform International, Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison (16 March 2020).

Prison Insider – The Information Site on Prisons throughout the World’ (for prison COVID-19 news updates) in English and French and Coronavirus : la fièvre des prisons (for an overview of the the global situation).

Observatoire International de Prisons, Coronavirus en prison – L’essentiel (updates en francais-in French).

Covid-19 Morale Booster – Ross Dunn (2020).

14 July 2020

Thalia D’Aragon-Giguère, ‘Immigration : la surveillance électronique étendue durant la pandémie’ (ICI).

Thalia D’Aragon-Giguère, ‘Extended electronic surveillance during the pandemic’ (Web24 News).

Katie Dangerfield, ‘‘It’s a death trap’: Families horrified by lack of air conditioning in long-term care homes’ (Global News).

Blue Mountains under Covid-19 – Blue Mountains Library (2020)

13 July 2020

Kathryn Blaze Brown & Tavia Grant, ‘Ottawa didn’t enforce rules for employers of migrant farm workers during pandemic’ (G&M).

Colin Côté-Paulette, ‘Des appels au changement pour protéger les travailleurs agricoles étrangers’ (ICI).

Bryan Eneas, ‘Saskatoon care home resident reflects on life in care during COVID-19’ (CBC News).

Ryan Forbes, ‘Ontario has failed long-term care homes, NDP’ (Kenora Online).

Rabia Khedr, ‘Group homes need to rethink visiting rules during COVID-19’ (Mississauga News).

Don Mitchell, ‘Worker tests positive for coronavirus at Hamilton care home on the mountain’ (Global News).

Chelsea Nash, ‘Migrant workers need permanent status upon arrival, say activists’ (Rabble).

Stephanie J. Silverman, ‘Let’s close the Thunder Bay jail and build a better society’ (The Conversation).


12 July 2020

J.P. Antonacci, ‘COVID-19 outbreak at Norfolk farm where 199 workers tested positive declared over’ (Hamilton Spectator – Mississauga.com).

CIC News, ‘How Canada enforces mandatory quarantine plan on incoming travellers’ (CIC News).

Durham Post, ‘CAF teams leave Ontario Long-Term Care Homes‘ (DP).

Natalia Goodwin, ‘Heat wave shows plan needed ‘right now’ to keep care homes cool’ (CBC News).

David O’Toole, ‘How some OECD countries helped control COVID-19 in long-term care homes’ (The Conversation).


11 July 2020

Jeremie Charron, ‘COVID-19 outbreak declared at west Ottawa long-term care home’ (CTV News).

CP, ‘All residents, staff at PEI seniors home test negative for COVID-19’ (CP – The Star).

Zayn Jihah, ‘Looking to move forward safely after COVID-19 outbreak at Norfolk County farm declared over’ (CTV News).

Ellen Mauro, ‘It’s time to let family caregivers back into Ontario nursing homes, medical officer says’ (CBC News).

John McPhee, ‘Nova Scotia stiffens COVID-19 rules for nursing homes’ (Saltwire).

Grounded, Hinkler Park – Blue Mountains Library (2020).

10 July 2020

Tara Carman, ‘How we analyzed the numbers of COVID-19-related deaths in seniors’ home’ (CBC News).

Tara Carman, ‘Canada’s hardest-hit nursing homes lost 40% of residents in just 3 months of the pandemic’ (CBC News).

Paolo Lorrigio, ‘Windsor-Essex officials ask province, Ottawa to take lead in tackling COVID-19 farm outbreaks’ (G&M).

Drew May, ‘Impaired driver spared jail time due to pandemic’ (The Brandon Sun).

John Muscedere & Russell Williams, ‘Time to stop warehousing Canada’s senior’ (Winnipeg Free Press).

Azadeh Shahshahani & Charlotte Kates, ‘How Settler Colonial States Use Incarceration as a Tool of Dehumanization During the COVID Crisis’ (Canadian Dimension). 

Delon Schurtz, ‘Man sentenced to four months in jail for buying stolen vehicle’ (Lethbridge Herald).


9 July 2020

CP, ‘Canada not ready for second wave of COVID-19, Senate committee says’ (CP – CTV News).

Greg Davis, ‘Coronavirus: Health unit order aims to protect migrant farm workers in Kawarthas, Haliburton, Northumberland’ (Global News).

Jonathan Forani, ”We can’t let up’: Key issues to address before second wave of COVID-19′ (CTV News).

Alyshah Hasham, ‘Hunger strike ends at Milton jail after three days’ (The Star).

Connor Gunn, ‘Americans could see jail time if they are lying about what they are doing in Canada’ (Lethbridge News).

Miriam Katawazi, ‘Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases since end of June’ (CTV News).

James Langton, ‘Canada not ready for a second wave of Covid-19: report’ (Advisor’s Edge).

La Presse Canadienne, ‘Le Canada est mal préparé pour une deuxième vague de COVID-19, affirment des sénateurs’ (LCP – Huffpost).

Elizabeth Payne, ‘Province should track heat deaths in sweltering long-term care homes: advocate’ (Ottawa Citizen).

Brad Perry, ‘Union Wants Investigation Into N.B.’s Private Nursing Homes’ (Huddle).

Thomas Perry, ‘‘Catch and release’ of violent offenders concerns council’ (The Timmins Daily Press).

Doug Schmidt, ‘Minister says undocumented workers seeking COVID-19 test won’t be targeted’ (Windsor Star – O Canada).

Nicole Thompson, ‘Premier Doug Ford promises air conditioning for long-term care homes’ (The Star).

Eva Uguen-Csenge, ‘Families left in months-long limbo as COVID-19 halts immigration applications’ (CBC News).

Corona Sunset – Iforce (2020).

8 July 2020

Sadiya Ansari, ‘Pick our fruit, get COVID-19’ (Macleans).

Samantha Beattie, ‘Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Without Air Conditioning Add To Heartbreak For Families’ (Huff Post).

CP, ‘More traffic expected in Ontario as troops head home from COVID-19 related missions’ (CP – Global News).

CP, ‘Activists call for release of detailed COVID data from Ontario jails’ (CP – CBC News).

Desmond Cole, ”We have nothing to lose but our chains’: Desmond Cole’s conversation with four Black Canadians’ (Macleans).

Jeremy Hainsworth, ‘B.C. courts continue return to normal operations’ (TriCity News).

Jacquelyn LeBel, ‘Elgin, Oxford, St. Thomas farms ordered to take extra measures to prevent spread of COVID-19’ (Global News).

Wanyee Li, ‘Seniors who survived COVID now at risk from lack of air-conditioning in long-term care homes’ (The Star).


7 July 2020

Scott Brown, ‘COVID-19: B.C. long-term care facilities rocked by six more deaths’ (The Record).

CBC News, ‘No active COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care, retirement homes in Waterloo region’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Activists call for release of detailed COVID data from Ontario jails’ (CP – National Post).

CP, ‘Thirty workers at Vaughan, Ont., mushroom farm test positive for COVID-19’ (CP – G&M).

Sean Davidson, ‘Ontario premier slams owners of long-term care homes who don’t provide air conditioning’ (CTV News).

Kevin Donovan, ‘My 92-year-old mother survived COVID-19 but her weakened condition and loneliness ended her life’ (The Standard).

Mike Hagar, ‘Staff vote to unionize at Vancouver’s Lynn Valley, site of Canada’s first COVID-19 death’ (G&M).

Journal Pioneer, ‘GUEST OPINION: Seniors’ homes must be part of Canada’s public health-care system’ (JP).

Lisa Joy, ‘Province didn’t release any inmates early due to COVID-19: Sask. Justice’ (News Optimist).

La Presse Canadienne, ‘COVID-19: craintes sur les travailleurs agricoles, sans une meilleure protection’ (LPC – Le Soleil).

Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, ‘Respect des règles sanitaires : « Montre-moi comment mes sacrifices portent fruit »’ (RCI).

Nicole O’Reilly, ‘Personal visits — with restrictions — resuming at Barton jail’ (The Spec).

Sigal Samuel, ‘Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes‘ (VOX).

Various, ‘If Canada is serious about confronting systemic racism, we must abolish prisons’ (Philippine Inquirer).


6 July 2020

Dana Bowen, ‘B.C.’S DEADLIEST COVID-19 OUTBREAK SITE HAS OFFICIALLY RECOVERED’ (604 Now).

CBC News, ‘Kamloops care home residents sign petition, demand easing of restrictions’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Ontario courts to resume some in-person proceedings today’ (CP – Ottawa Matters).

ICI, ‘Reprise des audiences en personne dans les tribunaux de l’Ontario’ (ICI).

Manitoba Human Rights Commission,  Letter to justice officials on the human rights related implications of recent changes to the justice system (Nation Talk).

Chris Nelson, ‘Can robots answer Canada’s long-term care home challenge?’ (Chronicle Herald).

Alexandre Silberman, ‘For newcomers to Canada, social isolation amplified during COVID-19 pandemic’ (CBC News).

Statscan, The vulnerability of Canadians with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Record, ‘Migrant workers deserve better from Canada’ (TR).

Various, ‘If Canada is serious about confronting systemic racism, we must abolish prisons’ (The Conversation).

Friday 9.30 am Commute – Travis Wise (2020).

5 July 2020

CBC News, ‘Strict safety measures ordered to protect migrant workers in Waterloo region’ (CBC News).

Louise Dickinson, ‘Death of inmate, just arrived and alone, has family seeking answers’ (Times Colonist).

Ryan Flanagan, ‘Two Americans charged with breaking Canada’s quarantine rules’ (CTV News).

Harry Miller, ‘Migrant workers in Canada stage multi-city protest, call for more COVID-19 protections’ (Global News – Canada News Media).


4 July 2020

CP, ‘Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks’ (CP – CJME980).

Anne Jarvis, ‘Jarvis: Chaos cited in response to COVID-19 farm crisis’ (Windsor Star).

Shawn Jeffords, ‘Coronavirus: Ontario deploys emergency management team to address Essex farm outbreak’ (CP – Fresh 104.5).

Morgan Lowrie, ‘Canada’s long term care system failed elders, before and during COVID-19: report’ (City News).

Jose Vanhorne, ‘New outbreak declared at northeast Calgary long-term care home’ (Lintelligencer).


3 July 2020

Mona A, ‘Canada: COVID-19 exposes prolonging health and income concerns among migrant workers’ (The Workers Rights).

Blair Adams, ‘Public health issues order to farms that employ temporary foreign workers’ (Kitchener Today).

CBC News, ‘Health unit announces COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes in North Bay and Parry Sound’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Work stoppage escalates COVID farm testing fears: growers’ (CP – Sudbury.com).

CP, ‘Coronavirus: Military no longer working in Ontario long-term care homes’ (CP – Global News).

Laura Churchill Duke, ‘COVID-19 put the spotlight on long-term care facilities on East Coast, but keep the faith, say operators’ (Saltwire).

Jill Mahoney, ‘Report calls on Ottawa to overhaul long-term care system’ (G&M).

Ontario Health Coalition, COVID-19 Outbreaks Spreading outside of the Health Care Industry.

Royal Society of Canada, Policy Briefing on COVID-19 and The Future of Long-Term Care (RSC – Cision).

The Review, ‘Canadian Armed Forces leaving Ontario’s long-term care homes’ (TR).


2 July 2020

Thilelli Chouikrat, ‘Témoignage : l’enfer des travailleurs agricoles sans statut en Ontario’ (ICI).

CP, ‘Ford accuses migrant farm workers of ‘hiding’ from COVID-19 testing in Windsor-Essex’ (CP – G&M).

CP, ‘Feds extend COVID-19 isolation order for anyone entering Canada until Aug. 31’ (CP – Kamloops This Week).

Jonathon Gatehouse, ‘How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario’s COVID-19 net’ (CBC News).

Global News, ‘What’s behind the spike in COVID-19 cases among migrant workers?’ (GN).

RCI, ‘Les conditions de vie dans les prisons durement critiquées par l’ombudsman de l’Ontario’ (RCI).

Jeff Labine, ‘Small number of COVID-19 cases confirmed at Alberta correctional facilities’ (Edmonton Journal).

Sarina Nezhadian, ‘COVID-19 and the difficulties for Ontario inmates | Sarina Nezhadian’ (The Lawyer’s Daily).

Colin Perkel, ‘Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights’ (CP – Humboldt Journal).

Toronto Star, ‘Today’s coronavirus news: Migrant workers hiding from testing in Windsor-Essex, Ford claims; Ottawa extends mandatory quarantine order for most people entering Canada’ (TS).

Michael Swan, ‘A call to action for long-term care’ (The Catholic Register).

Various, Canadian child care: Preliminary results from a national survey during the COVID-19 pandemic.


1 July 2020 A very Happy Canada Day readers!

CBC News, ‘Kingsville fire chief says pandemic has highlighted issues in migrant worker housing’ (CBC News).

CTV News, ‘Three Kitchener inmates test positive for COVID-19’ (CTV News).

Carl Gavaghan, ‘Two more care homes across Scarborough area report Covid-19 outbreak’ (The Scarborough News).

Andrew Weichel, ‘COVID-19 death toll at Holy Family Hospital climbs to 5‘ (CTV News).

Lisa Xing, ‘Ottawa ‘remotely’ inspected Ontario farms while COVID-19 infected hundreds of migrant workers’ (CBC News).

Fireworks Canada Day, Ottawa – Jody McIntyre (2006).

30 June 2020

Kathryn Blaze Baum, ‘Migrant farm workers are dying of COVID-19. What’s being done to stop the spread?’ (City News).

BIV, ‘‘Conditions are deplorable’: Mexican diplomat calls for oversight for B.C. migrant workers’ (BIV).

BTToronto, ‘Migrant farm workers are dying of COVID-19. What’s being done to stop the spread?’ (BTT).

CBC News, ‘Ontario reports 157 new COVID-19 cases after 1-day surge driven by migrant workers’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Some visitors can return to B.C. long-term care homes after COVID-19 closures’ (CP – National Post).

CTV News, ‘Huron Perth Public Health issues special order for farms with migrant workers’ (CTV News).

Evan Dyer, ‘There’s no quick post-pandemic fix for Canada’s long-term care facilities, say experts’ (CBC News).

Shawn Jeffords, ‘Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about provincial jails’ (The Star).

Lethbridge Herald, ‘Ways to improve long-term care’ (LH).

Ombudsman Ontario, OMBUDSMAN REPORTS ON 2019-2020 – “A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER” / L’OMBUDSMAN FAIT LE BILAN DE 2019-2020 – « UNE ANNÉE SANS PAREILLE »

Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General, Correctional services update on COVID-19.

Andrew Russell, ‘Coronavirus: Worker at long-care home where 53 people died speaks out’ (Global News).

Rhianna Schmunk, ‘B.C. to allow designated visits for residents in long-term care after months of restrictions’ (CBC News).

John Schofield, ‘Pandemic promises lasting legacy of improvements for N.W.T. justice system, says minister’ (The Lawyer’s Daily).

Covid Rising – SBT4NOW.

29 June 2020

CBC News, ‘Migrant advocacy group demands Ontario shut down agricultural sector amid COVID-19 spike’ (CBC News).

Christopher Curtis, ‘Migrant workers detail COVID-19 outbreaks at warehouses, factories‘ (Montreal Gazatte).

Karen Edwards, ‘In-person visits to resume at jail, correctional centre starting Tuesday’ (TB News Watch).

Lital Khaikin, ‘Criminalizing the most vulnerable: Migrant surveillance in Canada’ (Canadian Dimension).

Koskie Minsky, ‘Ontario Long term care home neglience class action‘ (Cision).

Alex Nguyen, ‘Morning Update: Ontario sees jump in migrant farm workers with COVID-19, amid new guidelines regarding asymptomatic workers’ (G&M).

David Pfrimmer, ‘Care-home crisis reveals danger of privatization’ (Winnipeg Free Press).

The Peterborough Examiner, ‘Ontario can no longer neglect its nursing home‘ (TPE).

RCI, ‘COVID-19 chez les travailleurs migrants : la Croix Rouge en renfort‘ (RCI).

Today News Post, ‘Ontario long-term care home, union lock horns over COVID-19 testing strategy’ (TNP).

Marco Vigliotti, ‘Federal Court ending suspension period; Ontario starts first phase of courts reopening plan’ (ipolitics).

Jonny Wakefield, ‘Alberta prisoner populations down 35 per cent since start of COVID-19 pandemic’ (Edmonton Journal).


Dear Readers, please kindly note that there will be no live updates on 27-28 June. Normal service will resume on Monday!

26 June 2020

CBC, ‘As Canadian military leaves Quebec long-term care homes, Red Cross trains volunteers to fill in’ (CBC News).

EON TV, ‘Hundreds of COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by eliminating four-person nursing-home rooms: study-National Post’ (EON TV).

FR24 News, ‘Provinces “have failed to support seniors,” says Trudeau after new disturbing study on pandemic released’ (FR24 News).

Rosemary Ricciardelli & Sandra Bucerius, ‘COMMENTARY || Canadian prisons in the time of COVID-19: Recommendations for the pandemic and beyond’ (Folio).

Logan Turner, ‘With a new jail years away from being operational, local union calls for interim support’ (CBC News).


25 June 2020

650CKOM, ‘Advocate for inmates calls on government to scrap Saskatoon jail expansion’ (650CKOM).

Kim Beaudin & Justin Piche, ‘Mass incarceration of Indigenous people betrays Ottawa’s reconciliation efforts’ (Policy Options).

Valerie Boisclair, ‘Les Inuit surreprésentés dans les cas de COVID-19 au sein des prisons fédérales’ (ICI).

CBC, ‘Quebec’s bid to hire more long-term care staff creates new problems for those still living at home’ (CBC – EONTV).

CP, ‘Study finds Canada’s proportion of long-term care deaths is double the average of other nations’ (CP24).

CP, ‘COVID-19: le Canada fait piètre figure pour les décès en soins de longue durée’ (CP – HuffPost).

Lina Dib, ‘Morts en CHSLD: les provinces ont échoué à prendre soin de leurs aînés, selon Trudeau’ (LCP – Le Nouvelliste).

Ryan Forbes, ‘Quick action saves lives at Kenora Jail, OPSEU on COVID-19 cases’ (Kenora Online).

ICI, ‘Décès dans les centres pour aînés : piètre performance du Canada’ (ICI-RCI).

ICIS,‘La pandémie dans le secteur des soins de longue durée’ (ICIS).

Adam Miller, ‘Could Canada avoid a second wave of COVID-19?’ (CBC News).

Eilis Quinn, ‘Inuit in Canada’s federal penitentiaries overrepresented when it comes to COVID-19’ (RCI).

Elizabeth Raymer, ‘COVID-19 pandemic pushing agenda toward court modernization much more quickly: ONCJ chief justice‘ (Canadian Lawyer).

Sarah Rodgers, ‘Inuit are over-represented among COVID-19 cases in Canada’s federal prisons’ (Arctic News).

The Lawyer’s Daily, COMPELLING APPEARANCE, DETENTION AND RELEASE – Grounds for denial.


24 June 2020

Tahmina Aziz, ‘Migrant workers prefer to risk getting COVID-19 than die from starvation, says journalist in Mexico’ (CBC News).

Robert Benzie, ‘Civil liberties watchdog warns of ‘ugly ticketing pandemic’ during COVID-19 outbreak’ (The Star).

CBC News, ‘Early lockdown key to avoiding deadly nursing home outbreaks, epidemiologist says’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Asylum seekers continue to cross Canada-U.S. border despite shutdown’ (CP – Battlesford Now).

Irv Gershbain, ‘I’m Living in a Long-Term Care Home During COVID-19—Here’s How I’m Coping’ (Reader’s Digest Canada).

Thia James, ‘Organizations call on province to scrap $120-million remand expansion at Saskatoon jail’ (The Star Phoenix).

Amy Kouniakis, ‘Barton Jail inmates are on a hunger strike. Here’s what they’re protesting’ (In The Hammer).

Jill Mahoney & Karen Howlett, ‘Ontario to fully fund nursing homes despite lower occupancies’ (G&M).

Nicole O’Reilly, ‘Barton jail inmates stage hunger strike protesting COVID lockdown’ (The Hamilton Spectator).

Mark Pare, ‘Kitchener seniors advocate fighting for normal visits in LTC homes‘ (Kitchener Today).

Antonietta Rezzadore, ‘Friends of senior who died allege her care home neglected her long before pandemic started’ (CBC News).

Sarah Rogers, ‘Inuit over-represented in federal prisons’ COVID-19 cases’ (Nunatsiaq News).

Hayley Woodin, ”Remarkable transformations’ coming to B.C. courts, says Eby‘ (BIV).

Don’t Give Up – Lorie Shaull (2020).

23 June 2020

CBC News, ‘Visitors return to New Brunswick’s long-term care homes, but caution prevails’ (CBC News).

CP, ‘Three migrant workers dead. Hundreds infected. Windsor region last to grapple with COVID-19 in Ontario’ (CP – National Post).

Erika Engel, ‘COVID-19 outbreak declared at county-owned long-term care home‘ (Bradford Today).

Julie Ireton, ‘New rules could lengthen wait for nursing home beds’ (CBC News).

Lawson Lundell LLP, Canada: COVID-19 In The Courts: A Challenge To Emergency Measures North Of 60 (LL in Mondaq).

Harry Miller, ‘OPH study breaks down COVID-19 infection by employment sector – CBC.ca’ (CBC – Canada News Media).

OPSEU, Speedy reaction to COVID-19 saves lives at the Kenora Jail.

Rosemary Ricciardelli & Sandra Bucerius, ‘Canadian prisons in the time of COVID-19: Recommendations for the pandemic and beyond’ (G&M).

Various, ‘Manitoba needs a seniors advocate’ (Winnipeg Free Press).


22 June 2020

Rachel Aiello, ‘Pandemic has provided chance to reshape Canada’s future, PM says’ (CTV News).

Lee Bethiaume, ‘Military deployed to Toronto-area long-term care homes to start heading home’ (National Observer).

David Rockne Corrigan, ‘‘Enough is enough’: Loved ones speak out about conditions in federal prisons’ (TVO).

CP, ‘Manitoba government to build all-weather shelters at personal care homes’ (CP – Times Colonist).

Julie Ireton, ‘Families having second thoughts as nursing home beds become vacant’ (CBC News).

Jill Mahoney, ‘Family members and advocates urge Ontario to open up seniors homes to caregivers’ (G&M).

David Pfrimmer, ‘We need an ethical compass for fixing long-term care during the COVID-19 crisis’ (The Telegram).

QMI, ‘Le confinement à la source d’une deuxième vague, mais psychiatrique?‘ (TVA Nouvelles).

Christine Rankin, ‘Inmates at Barton jail hold weekend hunger strike over declining quality of food‘ (CBC News).


21 June 2020

CBC News, ‘Investigating nursing home hit hard by COVID-19’ (CBC News).

City News, ‘Canadian forces leaving GTA long-term care homes’ (CN).

Jennifer La Grassa, ‘Kids with an incarcerated dad face extra challenges this Father’s Day’ (CBC News).

Jean-Simon Milette, ‘Faible intérêt pour une manifestation anti-confinement à Ottawa’ (Le Droit).

Ted Raymond, ‘Expect military vehicles on Ontario highways this week as troops return home from COVID deployment’ (CTV News).

Toronto Star, ‘Clean clothes, decent food: Ontario’s inmates deserve this much’ (TS – Waterloo Chronicle).


20 June 2020

CBC News, ‘Seniors advocate calls for easing of COVID-19 restrictions on visitors in long-term care’ (CBC News).

Emilie Pelletier, ‘Finies, les visites aux détenus en prison’ (Le Soleil).

QMI, ‘COVID-19 dans les pénitenciers fédéraux: plus de cas chez les détenus du Québec’ (QMI – TVA Nouvelles).

Taylor Stone, ‘COVID-19 IN FEDERAL PENITENTIARIES: MORE CASES AMONG INMATES OF QUEBEC’ (Bobr Times).