Roundtable underway…

     Feb 27, 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Mark Kennedy Roundtable on violence against aboriginal women begins with plea from families  The Roundtable on murdered and missing Aboriginal women begins this morning in Ottawa.  The meeting had its … [Read more...]

Parliament as victim…

    Feb 26, 2015  CBC News – Chris Hall In the Conservative war on terror, the first casualty is Parliament - Public approval still no substitute for public scrutiny  C-51 or the anti-terrorist bill has passed its second reading in the … [Read more...]

Along came terror…

     Feb 25, 2015  Globe and Mail – Jeffrey Simpson Then along came terror   Simpson puts on record the series of events that have justified a jihadist perspective as the background for the current C-51, the anti-terrorist bill and the … [Read more...]

Language and politics…

    Feb. 22, 2015  National Post – Andrew Coyne The case for watching our language on Islamism  Coyne draws a contrast between the implications and meaning of the way US President Obama speaks about Islamism vs the way Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Mayors and violence…

    Feb. 20, 2015  National Post - Sarah Boesveld Silent No More: What Canada’s mayors have to say about violence against aboriginal women This article is sobering.  It’s the perspective of frightened Aboriginal women as they go about … [Read more...]

Terrorism wins…

    Feb 19, 2015  Globe and Mail – Campbell Clark New poll finds Harper’s anti-terror bill is a political juggernaut 82% of Canadians approve the new Terrorism Bill (C-51) and 36% say it does not go far enough according to an Angus Reid … [Read more...]

Inmate deaths and drug overdoses…

    Feb 18, 2015 Hamilton Spectator – Nicole O’Reilly Barton jail inmates are overdosing: Who’s watching? The Barton Street Jail in Hamilton has had four, possibly five, drug overdose deaths and when the Spectator inquired about the … [Read more...]

Oil and terrorism…

      Feb 17, 2015  Globe and Mail – Shawn McCarthy ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say This article has an element of those “I told you so” moments.  The report, dated Jan 24, 2014, was … [Read more...]

Terror and the Niqab…

     Feb 16, 2015  Star Phoenix (Regina) – Stephen Maher, Canada.com Former spy speaks out on anti-terror bill  Francois Lavigne went from the FIU (Foreign Interference Unit) of the RCMP to CSIS when it was first formed in 1984 – he was … [Read more...]

More jail time…

    Feb 13, 2015  National Newswatch – Canadian Press Harper plans to change repeat offender rules  Under current law, offenders serving a fixed sentence in Canada’s prison system are eligible after serving two thirds the sentence to … [Read more...]