The Christmas Spirit: Coffee and friendship…

     Dec. 24, 2015  Dismas House thinks coffee and friendship makes a difference… Dismas House has eight Ontario locations since the founding 13 years ago.  Catholic Deacon Mike Walsh and Mennonite Minister Harry Nigh who is also the … [Read more...]

Confronting the face of fear…

    Dec 23, 2015 (Ed note:  See you again after Christmas.) Citizens for Public Justice Catalyst – Dena Nicolai Groundings: An Advent Call to Listen in the Face of Fear Nicolai says that listening is not just a passive activity but one that … [Read more...]

Hope…

    Dec 19, 2015 Globe and Mail – Ian Brown and Alex Crétey Systermans Jean Vanier’s comfort and joy: ‘What we have to do is find the places of hope’ A very distinguished and internationally respected Canadian, Vanier was the … [Read more...]

US Update…

     Dec 17, 2015  The Sentencing Project (US) Are Judges or Prosecutors Driving Racial Disparity in Post-Booker Sentencing? Though the length of federal sentences have in fact decreased, the article wonders about the role of judges and … [Read more...]

TRC…

     Dec 16, 2015 CBC News – Susana Mas Truth and Reconciliation final report charts path to 'true reconciliation' Justice Murray Sinclair is hoping for a new era in relationship with Canada’s First Nations.  In releasing the final … [Read more...]

MMIW…

    Dec 11, 2015  CBC News – Chris Hall MMIW inquiry: 'This is not an indigenous problem, this is a Canadian problem' - Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu confident this aboriginal inquiry will be different  The scope and context of the … [Read more...]

Welcome to Canada!

    Dec 10, 2015  Toronto Star – Editorial (Dec. 10, 2015)  Welcome to Canada  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/12/10/to-the-newcomers-from-syria-welcome-to-canada-editorial.html   Related article: Globe and Mail:    Samya … [Read more...]

Protecting children…

    Dec. 7, 2015  Toronto Star - Laurie Monsebraaten Ontario children’s advocate gets right to learn of child deaths This revelation has to be the ultimate in the left hand not knowing what the right was doing.  Irwin Elman, Ontario’s … [Read more...]

Dementia…

    Dec. 1, 2015 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 30, 2015) Canada needs a plan to deal with increase in dementia After a strident reminder that other countries, notably Japan, are dealing better with dementia, the Star is quick to point out … [Read more...]

Babies in prison…

Dec. 3, 2015  Metro-Toronto – Sidney Cohen Broken Bonds: How living with babies in jail changed inmates' lives What happens when a women is sentenced to prison and is at once pregnant?  Here is the first part of a series with the story of … [Read more...]