Lawlessness…

   Nov 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Rick Salutin A nation built on the rule of lawlessness -  Contrary to what Barack Obama says about the U.S. being built on the rule of law, the country routinely resorts to official violence and illegality. … [Read more...]

SCC and policy…

    Nov 28, 2014 Canada.com – Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen Supreme Court named 'policymaker of the year'  The MacDonald Institute, a conservative think tank, has named the Supreme Court of Canada the policy maker of the year for its ten … [Read more...]

Policing lessons…

  Nov 27, 2014   Globe and Mail Editorial (Nov. 26, 2014) Policing lessons for Canada from the Ferguson fiasco  Who is policing the police? Suggesting that death is often treated differently when a police officer is responsible for a death, … [Read more...]

AG on mental health…

   Nov 25, 2014  National Newswatch – Murray Brewster, Canadian Press Vets seeking benefits plagued by delays, AG finds  The Auditor General says that vets are waiting up to eight months just to see if they are eligible for mental health … [Read more...]

Policing…

   Nov. 22, 2014  Globe and Mail – John Lornic New era of policing: Will the benefits of body-worn cameras outweigh the privacy issues?  Calgary is the first Canadian city to introduce body-worn cameras but Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and … [Read more...]

Police privatization…

  Nov. 21, 2014  Toronto Star - Alex Boutilier Conservative government to study privatization of some police services  The federal conservatives have noticed the increasing cost of policing while crime is decreasing and have turned to a study … [Read more...]

Charities and then charities…

 Nov. 17, 2014  Globe and Mail – Gerald Caplan As CRA audits charities, there’s a scandal within a scandal   The question of the use of the CRA audits against charities voicing opposition to the Harper government policy is not new.  … [Read more...]

“Like flies…”

   Nov. 14, 2014  Global TV News ‘We’ve been dropping like flies’: Soldier speaks out about mental health in the military Forty-two year old Petty Officer 2nd Class Kerry Houghton describes what it was like for her as she suffered through … [Read more...]

Our honour…

   Nov. 12, 2014  Toronto Star – Bruce Davis Fallen soldier was the ‘bon vivant’ of Gananoque   In an article appropriate to the aftermath of much talk of our honour and Canadian values sustained by the veterans, this reflection by … [Read more...]

Let’s talk prevention…

   Nov. 10, 2014  Straight.com – Travis Lupick Girlfriend of soldier killed in Ottawa shooting calls for a conversation on mental-health care  Andrea Polko was the girl friend of Corporal Nathan Cirillo.  She thinks that we need to realize … [Read more...]