Disconnected…

    Mar 31, 2015  CBC News – Kady O’Malley Bill C-51 amendments seem unconnected to committee process - Not one Conservative MP publicly voiced concerns during last week's marathon hearings  The changes to C-51 from the clause-by-clause … [Read more...]

Two Canada’s, too?…

    Mar 29, 2015  Ted Talks - Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided A Ted talk (almost 20 minute video) that is an inspiring story about one of the myriads of consequences to the 9/11 incidents.  … [Read more...]

Pounding the pulpit…

    Mar 27, 2015  Toronto Star – Editorial (March 27, 2015) Flaying the Anti-Terrorism Act:  Public support for the Anti-Terrorism Act has plunged dramatically as Canadians learn of the details. Pardon the expressions but the Toronto Star … [Read more...]

Islamophobia on the rise…

    Mar 26, 2015  Toronto Star – Allan Woods Islam needs to reform or leave, says Canadian leader of PEGIDA movement  PEGIDA (the name is a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) has arrived in Canada, … [Read more...]

Canada – against the stream…

    Mar 23, 2015  The Sentencing Project (US) – Marc Mauer Testimony to Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections: “A Proposal to Reduce Time Served in Federal Prison”  The Sentencing Project is a Washington based research … [Read more...]

CBA no to C-51…

     Mar 22, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Canadian Bar Association denounces government’s anti-terrorism bill The CBA assessment of C-51:  the anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will … [Read more...]

C-51: A Trojan horse…

    Mar 20, 2015  iPolitics - Michael Geist How dangerous is C-51? You might be surprised.  In the light of the testimony of witnesses to date, Geist thinks “the proposed legislation is an unprecedented undermining of Canadian privacy … [Read more...]

NCR…

    Mar 19, 2015  Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Study disputes 'not criminally responsible’ myths The finding of not-criminally responsible (NCR) has re-surfaced in the light of the “life-means-life” legislation proposed by the federal … [Read more...]

Truth matters!

     Mar 17, 2015  National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Do truth and values (still) matter in politics? Lenihan draws attention to the imitation of American Republican style politics where perception is king and truth or evidence does not … [Read more...]

The lone wolf…

    Mar 16, 2015  Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier CSIS highlights white supremacist threat ahead of radical Islam  According to internal documents from CSIS, it appears that there is likely a higher threat to terrorism from ‘lone wolf’ … [Read more...]