Courtly cautions…

  Oct. 30, 2014    Huffington Post – Althia Raj John Major, Retired Supreme Court Justice, Warns Over 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction to Ottawa Attack    The former leader of the Air India inquiry thinks that the government needs to make a case for … [Read more...]

Security and solutions…

   Oct. 28, 2014 –  Globe and Mail – Sean Silcoff Tories to table expanded security bill   Guess what?  The security agency, CSIS, already has what tools they need according to Conservative MP Deborah Grey who chairs the Security Review … [Read more...]

“A last desperate act…”

   Oct. 27, 2014  Postmedia News – Douglas Quan Exclusive: Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was ‘at odds with the world,’ mother says  -  Susan Bibeau wonders whether enough was done to help her son, who she believed suffered from … [Read more...]

Looking for answers…

    Oct. 26, 2014  Montreal Gazette – Aaron Derfel Radicalization and mental health: Looking for answers  Mental health experts in Montreal are attempting to define the connections between the home-grown radicals and violence such as last … [Read more...]

Hate speech and us…

   Oct 25, 2014  CBC News – Katy O’Malley Online hate speech could be curtailed under new anti-terror push - Move to target online postings could raise ire of free-speech advocates  Though lacking in detail, Canada may expect a new … [Read more...]

“We are afraid…”

  Oct. 24, 2014 – “We are afraid…  From the Sydenham United Church, Kingston, ON Peace Vigil, on the news of the Ottawa tragedy…Oct. 22, 2014   WE ARE AFRAID…   At the end of this tragic day in Canada, we are deeply … [Read more...]

Women’s work…

   Oct. 22, 2014  Canadian Lawyer – Brett Hughes Great strides but more work to be done for women: chief justice  Canada’s Chief Justice Madame Beverley McLaughlin delivered the convocation address at UofT’s University of Victoria … [Read more...]

7 Years of inaction…

   Oct. 21, 2014  Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) The Death of Ashley Smith in Federal Prison:  March and Silent Vigil to Denounce 7 Years of Inaction  It took seven years for the Ashley Smith inquest to run its … [Read more...]

Fear and rights…

   Oct. 19, 2014    CBC News – Kady O’Malley ISIS threat could mute objections to expanded anti-terror laws, critics fear -  'Once we give up our rights and liberties, it's very hard to get them back,' says Green MP Elizabeth May  … [Read more...]

“Good” bad news…

   Oct 17, 2014  iPolitics – Steve Sullivan Howard Sapers is good at his job. So why hasn’t he been fired?  Canada’s first federal ombudsman for victims of crime is suggesting that the more effective Howard Sapers becomes in reporting … [Read more...]