Defending the damned
Canada’s prison watchdog has six months left in the job. He still has plenty on his prison reform plate, but when asked about the future, he emphasizes optimism.
Sapers is like an exotic bird rarely seen in Ottawa politics: a blunt-talking, feather-ruffling watchdog who nevertheless holds on to his job through multiple federal elections. He is only the third such investigator that’s ever been appointed—after an initial five-year appointment, he’s been reappointed four more times: in 2009, 2012, 2015 and this year. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia