Social power…

    July 31, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Medicare challenge highlights power of trial judges Here’s the question: given delay in obtaining medical services required for life threatening conditions why could not a person under a … [Read more...]

Stunning secrets…

    July 28, 2015  Canada.com - Adrian Humphreys Anonymous releases hacked CSIS document after member’s death, threaten to leak ‘stunning secrets’   Following the death of Peace River Anonymous activist James McIntyre at the hands of … [Read more...]

Refugee rights…

    July 24, 2015 Canadian Press – Stephanie Levitz Federal Court deals another blow to Conservatives’ overhaul of refugee system      Justice Keith Boswell of the Federal Court has delivered another blow to the effort by the … [Read more...]

HIV cured by 2030?

    July 22, 2015 Globe and Mail – James Orbinski and Heather Johnston We can end AIDS, so let’s do it! The United Nations and a whole bunch of scientists gathered in Vancouver this week are of the opinion that the world can end the … [Read more...]

Time for no crime?

    July 18, 2015 Globe and Mail – Editorial (July 18, 2015) Most of Canada’s prisoners have never been convicted of anything. Why are they in jail? Would you believe that an average 55% of those currently in jails across the country have … [Read more...]

Puzzling deaths…

    July 17, 2015  Toronto Star – Edward Keenan Saunders' comments belong in a police state  Keenan is talking about the lack of information available around the shooting death of two men at the hands of an armed private security guard at … [Read more...]

Home care and non-profits…

      July 15, 2015  Globe and Mail – Elizabeth Church and Kelly Grant Home care for Ontario seniors affected by move to non-profit agencies   Last summer the Ontario government changed some regulations about delivering home care to … [Read more...]

New voices, new views…

    July 13, 2015 Hill Times-on-line – Laura Ryckewaert and Mark Burgess New voices, new approaches expected in 2015 campaign coverage There are some new media outlets especially on line but even the usual ones are questioning the value of … [Read more...]

Peacemaker or warrior…

     July 12, 2015 Toronto Star – Michael Valpy Peacemaker or warrior? Canada faces identity crisis  Valpy recalls Allan Gotlieb’s discussion in the 70’s around the mythology buried in the Canadian identity.  The Danes make good … [Read more...]

Branches of government…

     July 9, 2015 LawNow - Lorraine Snyder and Dustin Martin Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government The article is a good primer for legal lay people witnessing the current tensions between the PMO and … [Read more...]