A silent scream…

Canada Day Special – Farhat Rehman, Moms Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) - Ottawa (Ed Note: Smart Justice is grateful to Farhat for her courage and for exposing her suffering to us and for us.  The greatest gift of stories like Farhat’s is that … [Read more...]

Seniors in debt…

     June 29, 2015 CBC News – Sophie Harris Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers - More Canadians are outliving their savings and spending their golden years in debt  The rate of bankruptcy for seniors has more than doubled.  Stats … [Read more...]

Torture anyone?

      June 28, 2015 iPolitics – Kristy Smith More than a third of Canadians condone torture, says poll   The Pew Research Center is a US based group who asked Canadians about whether it is permissible to torture terrorist suspects and … [Read more...]

More PAC’$…

    June 26, 2015 National Newswatch – Canadian Press HarperPAC shutting down; donations to be returned Less than a week after announcing the launch of the third party political action strategy, Conservatives on Thursday have announced they … [Read more...]

PAC’$…

     June 26, 2015 Toronto Star – Robin V. Sears Rise of Canadian PACs corrodes our democracy - The proliferation of U.S.-style political action committees and the attack ads they fund is hurting Canadian politics. The PAC’s are … [Read more...]

Living tree…

     June 24, 2015 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Another critic of gay marriage ascends to Ontario’s highest court Justice Bradley Miller, after six months and no published decisions on the Superior Court, has been quietly appointed to the … [Read more...]

“Small, mean, regressive…”

     June 23, 2015 Council of Canadians – John Trent John Trent's new booklet "Harper's Record"  One of the founders of the Council and now Senior Fellow with the Centre for Governance, John Trent is asking you to read his booklet before … [Read more...]

Parting shots…

     June 22, 2015 Globe and Mail – Marcus Gee With a stirring show of unity and faith, Charleston leaves the world in awe What response to the 21 year old Dylan Roof who shot six women and three men at a prayer service in Charleston, … [Read more...]

Conscience…

     June 19, 2015  MacLean’s – Aaron Wherry The House votes for (some vague notion of) freedom! As the house nears the end of its session, this motion #590 may cause us to wonder a little about the power of language to affirm or to cloud … [Read more...]

Pardon and second chances…

     June 18, 2015 Toronto Star – R. Roy McMurtry and Anthony N. Doob Making pardons tougher to obtain is harsh and unfair  McMurtry is a former chief justice of Ontario and Doob is a highly respected professor of criminology at U of T.  … [Read more...]